Nancy Pelosi took a trip to Ukraine to meet up with Ukraine’s President Vladimir Zelensky.
The meeting took place in Kyiv, Ukraine and Pelosi reportedly thanked Zelensky for fighting for freedom.
Pelosi would go on to pledge support to Ukraine and would go on to have a photo-op with Zelensky.
Watch the two meet here:
⚡️US House of Representatives speaker visits Kyiv.
U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has met with President Volodymyr Zelensky during her visit to Ukraine’s capital on May 1.
Video: President's press service pic.twitter.com/zrsXoDdajZ
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) May 1, 2022
Nancy Pelosi made an unannounced visit to Ukraine’s capital Saturday, becoming the highest-ranking U.S. official to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky since the war started. She told him, "Our commitment is to be there for you until the fight is done." https://t.co/qiefJPVPMt pic.twitter.com/ms1jTh5Fdg
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 1, 2022
The New York Post added these details:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday pledged unwavering US support for Ukraine “until the fight is done” after she and a congressional delegation held an unannounced meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv.
Pelosi and Zelensky both posted tweets of the meeting – with the Ukraine leader linking to video of him wearing fatigues and surrounded by armed guards as he greeted the Democratic congressional members in Kyiv on Saturday.
“We believe that we are visiting you to say thank you for your fight for freedom. We are on a frontier of freedom and your fight is a fight for everyone. Our commitment is to be there for you until the fight is done,” Pelosi said in a video posted on her account.
Pelosi is the highest ranking US official to visit Ukraine since Russia invaded on Feb. 24 and comes a week after Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with Zelensky in Kyiv.
Zelensky, the day before, greeted the delegation, which included Reps. Adam Schiff of California and Gregory Meeks of New York, and expressed his gratitude ”to you for this signal of strong support from the United States, the people, and Congress — bicameral and bipartisan support.”
“This shows that the United States today is a leader in strong support for Ukraine during the war against the aggression of the Russian Federation,” he said.
Many people on Twitter saw right through Pelosi’s motive and had this to say:
This photo op for Nancy Pelosi’s retirement package just cost the American taxpayer $33 billion. What a waste of Zelensky’s time, forced to be a prop for a Dem midterm promo. https://t.co/85x12oCL1o
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) May 1, 2022
If Pelosi can show up to the middle of a "warzone" dressed in the brightest blue outfit she can find, Zelensky's outfit is just a costume.
Is the little medal she got from him paid for by the relief funds we sent them? pic.twitter.com/yyZqrFOMsi
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) May 1, 2022
The Hill added these details:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) secret visit to Kyiv on Saturday demonstrated a remarkable show of U.S. support for the embattled Ukrainians, providing further proof that Washington policymakers are both bracing for a lengthy conflict and prepared to furnish help for the long haul.
The surprise excursion — marking the first visit inside Ukraine by members of Congress since Russian launched its invasion more than two months ago — featured a long discussion between Pelosi and her delegation, which included six other prominent House Democrats, and Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky about the status of the fight, the nature of Western assistance and the expectations of what’s to come.
Pelosi afterwards promised that U.S. support will endure “until victory is won.”
“Do not be bullied by bullies,” she told reporters afterwards. “If they’re making threats, you cannot back down.”