Pelosi Statement on Congressional Delegation Engagements in Poland and Ukraine

MAY 1, 2022


Warsaw, Poland – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Congressional delegation’s engagements in Poland and Ukraine:

“Our distinguished Congressional delegation came to Poland to send an unmistakable message to the world: that America stands firmly with our NATO allies in our support for Ukraine.

“As the Russian invasion of Ukraine rages on, our delegation continues our meetings with U.S. senior officials to be further briefed on the humanitarian tragedy caused by Putin.  Throughout our meetings, we have discussed the importance of the U.S.-Polish partnership and the centrality of the NATO alliance in working to meet the urgent needs of Ukraine and to counter Russia’s unlawful aggression.

“In Rzeszów, our delegation had the privilege to visit and thank the courageous men and women of the 82nd Airborne Division stationed in Poland. On behalf of Congress and the Country, we conveyed our pride and appreciation for their patriotic service to our nation

“In Warsaw, we look forward to meeting with President Andrzej Duda and engaging with high-level government officials.  Our meetings will be focused on further strengthening our partnership, offering our gratitude for Poland’s humanitarian leadership, and discussing how we can further work together to support Ukraine.

“These engagements are even more meaningful following our meeting in Kyiv with President Volodymr Zelenskyy and other top Ukrainian leaders.  In that profound and solemn visit, our delegation conveyed our respect and gratitude to President Zelenskyy for his leadership and our admiration of the Ukrainian people for their courage in the fight against Russia’s diabolical invasion.  Our Members were proud to deliver the message that additional American support is on the way, as we work to transform President Biden’s strong funding request into a legislative package.”