WASHINGTON — A delegation of eight U.S. senators met in Kiev, Ukraine, with recently installed interim Ukrainian government leaders on the eve of a controversial Russian-supported
"We're very concerned about the future of Ukraine," Durbin said by phone from Kiev, where he and Sen.
The senators visited on the eve of a Russian-orchestrated referendum to split Crimea from Ukraine, a vote that the U.S. and Western allies have said they would not recognize as legitimate.
They met with the Ukrainian president and prime minister, who did not ask for
A House-passed package of up to $1 billion in loan guarantees has stalled in the
McCain, a top defense hawk, has criticized his party for standing in the way of Ukrainian aid. But no votes are expected until Congress returns this month from its week-long recess.