Aurora, Colorado 2022-05-04 20:26:12 –
Denver – Secret parliamentary delegation trip to Ukraine Over the weekend, Congressman Jason Crow resigned from Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky as “one of the greatest wartime leaders in history,” and the United States will provide weapons and training support for future battles. He said he believed he would stand with him if he continued.
Crow, a member of the House Intelligence and Armed Services Commission on behalf of Colorado’s Sixth Parliamentary District, visited Kyiv over the weekend with house speaker Nancy Pelosi. Rep. Jim McGovern, Chairman of the House Rules Committee. Gregory Meeks, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff; Barbara Lee and Bill Keating.
This trip has been a visit to Ukraine by the highest US Congress since Russia invaded Ukraine in February. Crow, I went to Ukraine in December Prior to the invasion, he spoke with reporters for the first time since the trip on Wednesday, calling it a “long and complex journey.”
Crow, Former Army RangerThe delegation spent about four hours with Zelensky and his chief adviser, who personally said he “deeply digged” into security, the weapons system, and about 30-40 minutes of training with the President of Ukraine.
Rep. Jason Crow said the delegation, and Zelensky discussed continued cooperation in the war with Russia.
He said Zelensky and the US delegation had discussed three key goals to move forward. How to better support Ukraine through ongoing sanctions on Russia.And the future of ongoing military and weapons aid is from the United States to Ukraine
Mr. Crow said Mr. Zelensky said that the US and European weapons aids previously provided to Ukraine were important in helping Ukraine repel Russia’s attacks.
“He said that the Ukrainian leadership and the use of very important U.S. weapons, supplies and imports over the past few months have been decisive for the Ukrainian people, and the Ukrainian army is not in that position. They would not be able to stand up to the onslaught of Russia now without US leadership, “Crow said.
Parliamentarians do not intend to prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin from stopping his invasion with the bombing and killing of civilians, and prevent Ukrainian troops from shifting him and the Russians on the battlefield in more directions. From the south and east, the urban areas, which said it was clear that they had to, to longer-distance exchanges.
President Joe Biden in Congress Additional $ 33 billion additional budget Crow said on Wednesday that parliament was essential for the passage of military equipment to assist the Ukrainian people and for spending on assistance to Ukraine for financial assistance.
Zelensky wanted a more sophisticated long-range drone that could carry multiple ammunition and return to the base to reorganize, Crow said. The United States already offers switchblade disposable drones and more.
Congressmen also said that Zelensky would increase shipments of heavy artillery, including the 155mm howitzer that was already underway, and that Crow would “catastrophically affect Russian troops and give them the ability to regain Ukraine.” The territory that stated the request was transferred to the Russians.
And third, according to Crow, Zelensky puts Harpoon’s anti-ship missile system in order to clear the Black Sea and allow Ukraine to dig up the port of Odesa in particular and export goods containing grain to other regions. Requested. world. Ukraine is known as the breadbasket, especially in the regions of Africa and the Middle East, supplying most of these products to these countries and currently it is not possible to take most of them out of the country.
“They provide food with grains, wheat, sunflower oil, and other important ingredients. They carry about 12 million tonnes of supplies and produce that cannot be shipped,” Crow said. “In addition, in June, July and August, they plan to harvest new season produce, but they are not capable of shipping it.”
According to Crow, the delegation will provide more training through a mobile training team to replace smaller and more junior Ukrainian troops for training in the newly provided weapons system. I talked with Zelensky.
Crow said he hadn’t heard anything that asked Zelensky’s inability to provide and wasn’t willing to provide, and said they didn’t discuss. Including US military or no-fly zoneCrow said what Zelensky knew was what the United States wouldn’t do. Crow argued that he did not support the placement of US troops on the ground because the risk of escalation with Russia was too high.
“This is a wartime leader fighting for his own survival and the survival of his country. He was serious. He was dark. He was an existing military battlefield strategy, weapons system, and He knew the tactics of what he could use, “Crow said of Zelensky.
He said he was impressed with Zelensky’s ability to communicate with war-related tactics and weapons and his ability to communicate with his own people.
“In a very short few months, I think he will be one of the greatest wartime leaders in history,” Crow said. “… I think he has matured as a combat leader and a wartime leader. He has a very short period of time to lead in these situations, as many had to do. I learned. “
In addition to supporting Ukraine, Mr. Crow will support countries like Poland that need help to deliberately accept millions of Ukrainian refugees and become accustomed to living in new countries that speak different languages. Said that it was important. Providing that humanitarian aid along with military aid would also be a major reason to go through the supplementary aid package, Crow said.
“It was a very clear message. It means we have to help the Ukrainians win this militarily. It was a very clear message for us. We are President Zelensky and the Ukrainians. The very clear message was that the United States intends to be on par with you, “Crow said. “We are not going to stop supporting you. We have been working on this for a long time to ensure that you can win on the battlefield.”
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