House Speaker makes the trip to Kyiv….
Evacuations from the Mariupol Steel plant…..
On Saturday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made a surprise trip to Kyiv with a congressional delegation, telling Zelensky that “our commitment is to be there for you until the fight is done.” The meeting with Pelosi, the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Ukraine since Russia’s invasion, was disclosed by Zelensky on Sunday.
The evacuation of civilians from the steel plant in Mariupol has been a contentious issue as Russia seeks control of the port city, a strategic prize for President Vladimir Putin. For weeks, civilians who sought shelter at the sprawling facility have remained underground with dwindling supplies of food and medicine. A small group of women and children was allowed to leave the plant on Saturday.