The delegation was led by the leader of the Democrats in the US Senate, Chuck Schumer. They made an unofficial visit to UCU. Also in the delegation were Democratic senators Jack Reed, Michael Bennet, Richard Blumenthal, Margaret Hassan, and Bridget Brink, US Ambassador to Ukraine.

”I am leading this delegation to meet with President Zelenskyy to show the Ukrainian people that America stands with them, to show our NATO and European allies we stand with them, to learn about the arms Ukraine vitally needs, and to protect our democracy and national security.” So wrote Senator Schumer on a post on X, publishing a photo from Prospekt Svobody in Lviv, near the monument to Taras Shevchenko.

Chuck Schumer, Jack Reed, Michael Bennet, Richard Blumenthal, Margaret Hassan, and Bridget Brink visiting UCU

“This is a historic visit to Ukraine,” emphasized UCU Rector Taras Dobko, meeting the delegation together with UCU Vice-President Fr. Bohdan Prach. “We expect the support of our allies, and we thank the American people for solidarity with Ukraine!”

US congress members posing with UCU leadership outside of an UCU building