US Congressman Hill: We won't allow Ukraine to be destroyed by Russian bear who eats relentlessly even when he isn't hungry
Members of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence French Hill, Jason Crow and Abigail Spanberger, who arrived in Kyiv, assured that the United States remains committed to supporting the Ukrainians, and this message will be conveyed again to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
At a briefing in Kyiv on Friday evening, Hill said they know the sense of partnership that is needed when Ukraine is fighting for freedom. He said all of them are committed to this on a bipartisan basis. Hill said he will once again deliver this message to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that he will see the support of the United States with the allies and partners across Europe and around the world who stand for freedom here and draw the line that they will not allow this sovereign nation to be destroyed by the Russians a bear that mercilessly eats fruit even when it is not hungry.
He also said polls in the United States indicate the American people do not want Putin to win in Ukraine.
Hill said the people know that this is not only bad for Europe, bad for the people of Ukraine, bad for the sovereignty of Ukraine, but also bad for the world.
In turn, Crow, a member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said the purpose of the delegation's visit is to send a very strong and very simple signal: the American people support Ukraine.
He said the United States supports Ukraine not only because they understand that defending freedom and democracy around the world is an American value, but the United States supports Ukraine because it is also in its interest. With less than 5% of the U.S. annual defense budget, they have helped Ukraine secure a stable and prosperous Europe. He said they helped Ukraine destroy more than half of the Russian army and helped Ukraine protect our NATO allies.
Crow also said the United States helped Ukraine ensure stable food prices, as well as stable food supplies around the world.
He said all of these things are in the best interest of the American people, and the American people see that. Crow said they look forward to continuing to meet with President Zelenskyy and other Ukrainian government officials to discuss the path forward and what needs to be done to ensure our strong partnership and their lasting alliance.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Spanberger also said the purpose of their trip was to convey to Ukrainian partners the commitment of the American people and Congress to further support Ukraine in its struggle for freedom.