Durbin Statement On Ukrainian President Zelenskyy's Meeting With The United States Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Co-Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, today released the following statement after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with the United States Senate on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Washington, DC:

“President Zelenskyy was very clear in our meeting today: without U.S. support, Ukraine will lose the war.  Allowing a Putin victory in Ukraine would surrender U.S. leadership around the world, undermine the hard-fought stability in Europe that emerged after two devasting world wars, and further endanger the Baltics, Poland, and others in the region. 

“For over two years, our Ukrainian allies have fought off one of the most powerful militaries in the world—and given their lives to do it.  While I’m pleased Congress came together to pass a vital aid package to help our Ukrainian friends a few months ago, we must continue to push for the resources, equipment, and flexibility necessary to prevail against Russian tyranny.  We cannot walk away from Ukraine at this moment in history, and I reiterated my support to President Zelenskyy in today’s meeting.”

A photo of the meeting is available here.