The assembly comes two days after Pelosi led a delegation to fulfill Ukrainian President Zelenskyy in Kyiv to pledge US help.

Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US Home of Representatives, has met Poland’s President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw, two days after changing into the highest-ranking US official to go to Ukraine.

In an announcement following the assembly within the Polish capital on Monday, Pelosi referred to as Duda “a valued accomplice in supporting the individuals of Ukraine within the face of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s brutal and unprovoked warfare”.

Pelosi added that she and a few dozen US legislators who met Duda “expressed America’s deep gratitude to the Polish authorities and Polish individuals for opening their hearts and houses to Ukrainian refugees, and we reaffirmed our nation’s pledge to proceed supporting Poland’s humanitarian efforts”.

Poland has been one in all Russia’s most vocal opponents over its invasion of Ukraine, which started on February 24.

The warfare has sparked a refugee disaster that has seen greater than 5.5 million individuals, largely girls and youngsters, flee Ukraine. The most important group by far – greater than 3 million individuals – have arrived in Poland, the place a lot of them have remained.

Polish individuals have taken Ukrainians into their homes, whereas the federal government and volunteers have mobilised to assist in numerous methods.

In the meantime, Russia final week halted gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria after the 2 European Union and NATO members rejected its demand for fee in roubles, a transfer that Duda stated violated “primary authorized ideas”.

‘Combat for freedom’

Monday’s assembly in Warsaw got here two days after Pelosi led a gaggle of US legislators on an unannounced journey to Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, the place they met President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and pledged Washington’s unwavering help towards Russia’s invasion.

“Our dedication is to be there for you till the struggle is finished,” Pelosi instructed Zelenskyy, in response to a video of the assembly launched by the Ukrainian president’s workplace.

“We’re on a frontier of freedom and your struggle is a struggle for everybody. Thanks on your struggle for freedom.”

The go to adopted a previous trip to Ukraine by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Protection Lloyd Austin. As speaker of the Home, Pelosi is second in line for the US presidency after Vice President Kamala Harris.

In the meantime, the US Congress is anticipated to take up a request from President Joe Biden to allocate $33bn in extra support for Ukraine.

The sum, which represents a dramatic escalation in US help, consists of greater than $20bn for weapons, ammunition and different navy help, in addition to $8.5bn in direct financial help to the Ukrainian authorities and $3bn in humanitarian support.


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