Negotiations between representatives of the US Congress and the government of Ukraine began in the president's office.
“I am grateful to you for this signal of strong support from the United States of America, the people, Congress — bicameral and bipartisan support. I highly appreciate this signal as the President, our team, and the people of Ukraine. This indicates that the United States today is the leader of strong support for Ukraine during the war against the aggression of the Russian Federation.", Volodymyr Zelensky.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed his gratitude to the United States, Nancy Pelosi, and Joe Biden for supporting Ukraine, helping to defend independence and sovereignty, and weapons that are a tool to maintain the integrity of Ukraine's borders.
“The signals that the United States and President Biden are giving today are vital. These are recent powerful steps on defense and financial support for Ukraine and decisions on lend-lease — we are grateful for this,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Separately, Zelenskyy noted the importance of Joe Biden's request to the US Congress to allocate $33 billion to Ukraine.
In turn, Nancy Pelosi noted the heroic struggle of Ukraine for her freedom and stated that the US will assist Ukraine until the very end of this war. Pelosi also conveyed congratulations to Ukraine from the Congress and the people of the United States. Speaker Pelosi called Ukraine the frontier of freedom.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy awarded Nancy Pelosi with the honorary Order of Grand Duchess Olha "For a significant personal contribution to strengthening Ukrainian-American interstate cooperation and support for a sovereign, independent, and democratic Ukraine."