A bipartisan group of U.S. senators traveled to Ukraine to meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other officials on a trip to show solidarity amid fears of Russian aggression.

“We believe that this is a crucial time for us to come,” Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters between meetings. “To Russia: We stand with the Ukrainian people and with this government. In fact, Congress recently passed an increase to $300 million in security funding to Ukraine in the National Defense Authorization Act.”

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