Rep. Wild talks in regards to the state of affairs on the bottom after go to to Poland-Ukraine border

Lehigh Valley Congresswoman Susan Wild returned from a bipartisan journey to Poland to supply humanitarian assist and assess the wants of the Ukrainian folks.

Throughout her go to to Poland, Wild was among the many lawmakers who spoke by video hyperlink with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in regards to the wants of the Ukrainian folks.

“As we vote this week in Congress, presumably as early as at the moment, on supplemental Ukrainian assist, we now have a very good sense of what that cash will probably be used for,” mentioned Wild.

Greater than 2 million Ukrainians have crossed the border thus far, and the US is actively in dialogue with NATO allies to convey a restricted no fly zone over the humanitarian quarters to guard the ladies and kids crossing.

“When there’s youngsters with most cancers, their lives are being put at additional threat as a result of they will’t get by means of these humanitarian quarters, it’s simply past horrible,” mentioned Wild.

Officers inform Wild that the Ukrainian authorities is in nice want of outdated Russian fighter planes, and if NATO allies present the planes, then the U.S. will provide planes on the again finish. Humanitarian efforts are additionally wanted.

“Poland is prepared, keen, and capable of present these planes, however it desires to be sure that it’s not going to be left with none planes of its personal within the occasion of an assault,” mentioned Wild.

The Congresswoman says she and her colleagues have reached a unified consensus about what must be finished. The state official says it was vital for her to expertise the devastation in particular person.

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“Once you see it firsthand as I mentioned, you’ll be able to convey folks collectively from throughout the aisle and we did,” mentioned Wild.