US congressmen see results of Russian drone attacks on Kyiv, meet with Zelenskyy

22 October 2022, 01:35 PM
The invaders launch strikes with missiles and kamikaze drones (Photo:REUTERS/Roman Petushkov/File Photo)

The invaders launch strikes with missiles and kamikaze drones (Photo:REUTERS/Roman Petushkov/File Photo)

Three members of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee have visited the sites of recent Iranian-made drone attacks in Kyiv and met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, CNN reported on Oct. 21.

Standing close to the site of a recent drone attack on a power plant in Kyiv, the head of the delegation, Jim Himes, called the visit the illustration of solidarity with Ukraine, which is fighting for democracy.

“We all felt it was really important that we be here on a bipartisan basis to make an unmistakable statement that the people of the United States and the government of the United States stands with the people and with the government of Ukraine,” said Himes, a member of the Democratic Party.

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Asked about the continuation of assistance to Ukraine if the Republican Party gains a majority in the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections in November, Republican Mike Turner said there was “strong bipartisan support for Ukraine, and it will continue.”

Russia has targeted civilian energy infrastructure across Ukraine over the last 10 days. The enemy has also attacked residential houses with missiles and Iranian suicide drones

Russia carried out another mass strike on Ukrainian cities on Oct. 19

To counter the Russian mass air and missile attacks, Zelenskyy urged G-7 leaders for more air defence systems for Ukraine, as he has often done before.

Earlier, U.S. President Joe Biden condemned Russia’s "senseless attacks" and promised Zelenskyy to continue support with modern air defence systems.

Two NASAMS air defense systems were included in the $820 million in U.S. military aid package to Ukraine that was announced on July, 1. The Pentagon also announced approximately $3 billion in additional security assistance for Ukraine, including eight more NASAMS, on Aug. 24.

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