First Lady of the United States Jill Biden visits Ukraine without notice

First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden, visited Ukraine on Sunday (May 8) without notice, assisting people in the Russian invasion and visiting a school that is functioning as a temporary shelter, Ukraine. I met Olena Zelenska, the first lady of Ukraine.

“We had to stop this war, it was cruel, and I thought it was important to show the Ukrainians that the Americans were standing with the Ukrainians,” Biden said. Said at the meeting.

According to the report, the school functions as a shelter for 163 refugees Ukrainians, including 47 children.

Biden, who was traveling to nearby Slovakia, presented flowers to Zelenska, who first appeared publicly since the invasion of Russia began on February 24, according to US officials.

Zelenska said Biden had the courage to travel.

Through an interpreter, she said, “Understanding what is needed for the First Lady of the United States to come here during the war, with daily military operations and even today air sirens. I am doing it. “

“We all feel your support and the leadership of the President of the United States, but Mother’s Day is a very symbolic day for us. Your love and support on such an important day. Because I feel it. “

US President Joe Biden has led efforts to impose economic sanctions on Russia and put pressure on President Vladimir Putin to end the war. The President of the United States has not been to Ukraine since the invasion, but other top US executives have been visited by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and Secretary of State Nancy Pelosi in the past two weeks.

Jill Biden crossed the border and returned to Slovakia.

(Reuters) First Lady of the United States Jill Biden visits Ukraine without notice

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