US House speaker thanks Poland for its support of Ukraine

US House speaker thanks Poland for its support of Ukraine

The speaker of the US Congress, Nancy Pelosi, thanked the Polish nation for its support of Ukraine after talks with the Polish president in Warsaw on Monday.

After a meeting of a high-level US congressional delegation with President Andrzej Duda on Monday, Pelosi said in a statement: In our meeting, our members expressed America's deep gratitude to the Polish government and Polish people for opening their hearts and homes to Ukrainian refugees, and we reaffirmed our nation's pledge to continue supporting Poland's humanitarian efforts. The statement continued that our meeting focused on reaffirming our nations' commitment to further strengthening the U.S. Polish partnership and Nato alliance, both of which are vital to the triumph of our common democratic values and countering Russian President Vladimir PAP Putin's dangerous aggression.

Pelosi told reporters that the talks had touched on humanitarian and economic support for the region as well as security aid. She said they had discussed the possibility of expanding the Nato base in Poland with the US ambassador to Poland Marek Brzezinski.

The International Policy Bureau head Jakub Kumoch said that while the meeting mainly focused on Ukraine, relations with Poland were also discussed, which Kumoch said had been described by a US delegation as the best in history. Kumoch said that he believes that relations with the United States are key, regardless of who governs in Warsaw and Washington.

Pelosi met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Sunday, after which she flew to Rzeszow in south-eastern Poland before visiting Warsaw on Monday.