Washington — Minority leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Senator, visited Ukraine on Saturday to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky.

McConnell’s surprise visit, accompanied by three other Republican Senators, comes when the Senate is working to pass a $ 40 billion emergency military and humanitarian aid package for Ukraine. It follows a series of other secret visits, including those by First Lady, Jill Biden, and Nancy Pelosi Speaker.

This trip, a rare international visit for McConnell, is when the country is trying to fend off Russia’s invasion, despite questions about Biden’s overall strategy for conflict and the extent of US assistance. Emphasizes widespread bipartisan support for Ukraine in Washington.

“Supporting Ukraine is not just an example of philanthropy, which is directly related to America’s national security and significant interests in the unsuccessful and costly invasion of Russia’s naked invasion.” Said McConnell this week. “If Ukraine cannot repel Russia’s aggression, there is no doubt that the threat to the security of the United States and Europe will increase.”

The trip was disclosed by Mr. Zelensky’s office. Details were not yet available from Congressmen.

McConnell has joined Wyoming Senator John Barrasso, his leadership team, and members of the Diplomatic Commission. John Cornyn, Texas, a member of the Intelligence Committee. Susan Collins, Maine, is a member of both the Intelligence Commission and the Expenditure Commission, which oversees government funding.

On Thursday, the Senate abandons procedural hurdles and approves measures without Rand Paul, one of the Republican senators, being given the opportunity to add a proposal to establish an inspector general. Could not facilitate the passage of Ukraine’s $ 40 billion emergency package because it refused to agree with the general for overseeing how money is spent. The bill is still expected to pass soon next week.

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