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McConnell Counters ‘Isolationist’ Voices in GOP on Ukraine

  • Senator sees quick passage of US aid, backs NATO expansion
  • Calls on Biden to declare Russia state sponsor of terrorism
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and US Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kyiv, on May 14, 2022. 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and US Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kyiv, on May 14, 2022. 

Source: Ukrainian Presidential Press Office/AP Photo
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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said after a visit to Kyiv that he expects the Senate to pass a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine with broad bipartisan backing on Wednesday, and countered what he called the “isolationist voices” in his own party.

McConnell, speaking to reporters on a call from Sweden, made the pledge after leading a group of Republican senators on Saturday to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who called for swift passage of the aid.