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ICYMI – Senator Hassan Meets with Ukrainian President in Lviv

WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other Ukrainian officials in Lviv, Ukraine on Friday as part of an official Congressional Delegation trip. Senator Hassan expressed her support for Ukraine and received an update from Ukraine’s leaders about the dire need for more aid from the United States. The Senate passed a bipartisan security assistance package for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan earlier this month.

Read more from The Washington Post here or below:

Washington Post: Biden, Democrats ramp up Ukraine pressure on Johnson

By Theodoric Meyer and Leigh Ann Caldwell

[…]Sen. Maggie Hassan (N.H.) was among the Democrats to travel to Ukraine. Hassan, who is not usually a flamethrower, said Ukraine’s future capabilities to fight Russia hinges on Johnson.

“We really hope that Speaker Johnson will take the time to learn about how important this battle is for the freedom of the world, but also for America’s national security. And we will urge him to go to Ukraine if that’s what it takes,” she told us in an interview on Sunday.

Hassan said the trip was eye-opening and reinforced how Ukraine is crippled without U.S. support.

“They can win this war with our help, but without it, they will lose this war,” Hassan said.

She added that “it’s pretty clear” Ukraine might not have had to cede territory, including the city of Avdiivka, if it had the weapons and ammunition it needed.