Nancy Pelosi meets Zelenskyy in Kyiv; women, children evacuated from Mariupol steel plant – Live updates

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Kyiv as Ukraine continued to weather bombardment by Russia on its southern coast and eastern parts of the country.

Pelosi, who is second in line to succeed the president, was the latest show of support for the United States for Ukraine. She is the most senior American lawmaker to visit the country since Russia launched the war.

Pelosi’s met with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, whose office released footage early Sunday showing the speaker alongside fellow members of Congress in Kyiv.

The visit came as some women and children were evacuated from a steel plant in Mariupol and as a Russian rocket attack destroyed an airport runway in Odesa, a Black Sea port on Ukraine’s southern border.

Pelosi posted a video to her Twitter account early Sunday that showed her standing shoulder to shoulder with Zelenskyy, members of Congress and other Ukrainian officials.

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