A group of Democratic lawmakers, including four senators and one House of Representatives, will travel to Poland, India, Germany and the United Arab Emirates on a nine-day trip to rally support for Ukraine.
Senator Mark Kelly (D-Arizona) announced the trip in an email Sunday night, but said additional details about the schedule could not be revealed due to security concerns.
Other senators who have made the trip with Kelly are Kirsten Gillibrand (DN.Y.), Cory Booker (DN.J.), Ed Markey (D-MA), along with Representative Munder Jones (DN.Y.), Only House Member.
“This powerful Congressional delegation will have an opportunity to meet with U.S. military leadership and forces in Poland in order to learn how the United States can continue to support Ukraine and our NATO allies against Russia’s unwarranted and unwarranted war,” the members of Congress said in a joint statement. .
In addition, the delegation will meet with a number of key foreign leaders in Poland, the UAE, India, Nepal and Germany to strengthen ties during this period of heightened global tension.
Aside from Poland, the major countries on the itinerary were noteworthy lack of cooperation The US-led effort to isolate Russia, as its war on Ukraine has spanned 50 days.
India, the world’s largest democracy, continued to import Russian oil and remained neutral in the United Nations vote on human rights atrocities committed in Ukraine.
The oil-rich Gulf states have resisted calls from the United States to increase its oil supplies on the global market to bring down prices that have soared amid efforts to impose restrictions and curb Russian oil and gas exports.
Germany has voiced opposition to joining calls from the United States and other countries in Europe to increase pressure on Russia’s war fund by cutting global Russian oil and gas imports, which generate about $1 billion a day.
Germany continues to rely on the delivery of Russian natural gas, via its Nord Stream 1 pipeline, and its top officials have warned that turning off the tap is not an option for Europe’s most populous country.
Poland, given its geographic proximity to Ukraine, has been a key part of the international response, working with non-profit organizations to house and feed the vast majority of the millions of refugees who have fled Ukraine since the start of the war.
He also committed to taking in 100,000 Ukrainian refugees and spoke of an agreement with EU leaders to begin weaning the region off Russian energy.
Nepal is among the few Asian countries that have condemned the Russian invasion A departure from its policy of international neutrality.
The group of lawmakers is the latest of several US congressional delegations who have mostly traveled to Europe since the start of the war.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) visited Poland earlier this month.
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