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***Video & Photos***Blumenthal Leads Bipartisan Delegation Meeting With Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Meeting follows commemoration of 80th D-Day Anniversary

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today led a bipartisan Senate delegation in a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The meeting comes as international leaders gathered in Normandy, France to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by Allied forces during World War II.

Photos of the Senate delegation meeting with President Zelenskyy are available here.

B-roll video of today’s meeting and Blumenthal greeting Zelenskyy is here.

“President Zelenskyy—stronger, tougher than ever in our meeting today—was energized by a spectacular celebration of freedom and allied resolve at Normandy yesterday,” said Blumenthal. “Articulated so eloquently yesterday, one of Normandy’s lessons is that appeasement of tyrants is a hopeless strategy, ultimately more costly in lives and everything else. Ukrainians are outnumbered and outgunned—just as the troops on D-Day were when they scaled the Normandy beaches and cliffs under a hail of Nazi bullets and bombs.”

“Difficult days lie ahead in fighting Russian atrocities and savagery, but President Zelenskyy is grateful for American supplemental arms support,” continued Blumenthal. “Ukrainians will win. They must win because what’s at stake is their freedom and ours.”

The delegation, led by Blumenthal and U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), arrived in Normandy yesterday to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day. U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Jack Reed (D-RI), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Joe Manchin (I-WV), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) were in attendance at today’s meeting.