US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made a surprise visit to Kyiv and met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
In a tweet with a video clip showing Pelosi in the streets of the Ukrainian capital, President Zelensky said “the United States is the leader in strong support for Ukraine’s fight against Russian aggression”.
“Thank you for helping to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state!”
Pelosi was accompanied by fellow senior Democrat Adam Schiff and three other Congressmen. She is yet to comment on the visit.
A visit to Kyiv by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin last weekend was only officially confirmed by the White House after they had left the country.