Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement on his meeting with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy:
President Zelenskyy, in his first trip outside Ukraine since the beginning of Russia’s invasion, delivered a powerful, sobering, and moving address to Congress as his country fights for the right to exist. I spoke with the President about my family’s ancestry in Chorkaiv, Ukraine and my deep personal connection to his country. I told him that where Winston Churchill stood generations ago, so too does he tonight not just as a president but as an ambassador for freedom itself.
Ukraine’s recent success on the battlefield shows that American support is working: our aid has secured more victories for Ukraine, and we should take that as clear evidence that the Senate must approve more emergency wartime support.
As Putin continues to viciously attack their power infrastructure, seeking to inflict untold suffering during the cold winter months on the brave Ukrainian people, we should complete our work, pass the omnibus and aid in their fight for democracy.