A bipartisan group of lawmakers announced on Saturday that they would show solidarity with US NATO allies and head to Europe next week to visit Ukrainian refugees looking for shelter across the Polish border.
The delegation is led by House majority leaders Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) And Fred Upton (R-Mich.), With seven other members of the House and Republican Senator Roy Blunt (Senator Roy Blunt). MO) is included.
According to an announcement from Heuer’s office, the visit will begin in Berlin, where parliamentarians will meet with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and other senior officials.
They then travel to Copenhagen, Denmark, where they discuss the latest developments in the war in Ukraine with Danish authorities. During their visit, they dedicate a wreath to the monument to Danes, who died in the Battle of the Allies in World War II. In Copenhagen, Heuer will speak to the Danish Foreign Policy Association of Christiansborg Palace.
The delegation will then head to Warsaw, Poland, where they will meet with senior Polish government officials and Warsaw Mayor Rafau Tujaskovsky.
While in Poland, they travel to Rzeszow near the Polish-Ukraine border, where they sit with aid workers and discuss how the United States can continue to provide assistance to those fleeing the war in Ukraine. .. According to the release, Ukrainian refugees.
Parliamentarians will also meet with the US Army and Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, as well as staff at the US Embassy in Kieu, which is currently active in Poland.
On their return from Europe, the delegation will stop at Kangerlussuaq in Greenland to visit a retreating glacier focused on the global climate crisis.
“”[Russian President] Vladimir Putin’s provocative and unjustified invasion of Ukraine only strengthened our transatlantic alliance, and our delegation met with NATO leaders and with US involvement. Showing solidarity and facing the invasion of Russia, “Heuer said in a statement.
The delegation includes Congressman Donald Norcross (DN.J.), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Tom Reed (RN.Y.), Garret Graves (R-La.), Jimmy Panetta. (D-Calif.) Is also included. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas). Congressmen will return to Washington, DC on Friday, April 15.
“This delegation demonstrates our commitment to European allies and partners. Hearing opinions from Ukrainians who have escaped Putin’s fears and how we can help those who remain in Ukraine. I look forward to learning, “Nocross said in a statement.
This visit comes after the president Biden Confirmed on friday NATO member Slovakia said it would transfer the S-300 air defense system from the Soviet era to Ukraine, and in return the United States would relocate the American patriot missile system to Slovakia.