First Lady Jill Biden on Sunday made a surprise visit to Ukraine, where she held a Mother’s Day meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky's wife Olena

NEWS: Jill Biden makes surprise Mother’s Day visit to Ukraine

Website 👉 https://has2see.com/
Telegram 👉 https://t.me/has2see_channel

First Lady Jill Biden on Sunday made a surprise visit to Ukraine, where she held a Mother’s Day meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky’s wife Olena and expressed her support for the war-torn country.

“I wanted to come on Mother’s Day,” Biden told the Ukrainian first lady. “I thought it was important to show the Ukrainian people that this war has to stop and this war has been brutal and that the people of the United States stand with the people of Ukraine.”

Biden, 70, traveled in secret to a small town in western Ukraine a few miles from a Slovakian village that borders the beleaguered nation.

In Uzhhorod, a town of about 100,000 people, the two presidential spouses sat across a table from one another in a small classroom and spoke in front of reporters before meeting in private.

As she arrived at the school, Biden, who was wearing a Mother’s Day corsage, hugged Olena Zelenska and handed her a mixed-flower bouquet, video posted on Twitter shows.

Zelenska thanked her American counterpart for her “courageous act.”

First Lady Jill Biden on Sunday made a surprise visit to Ukraine, where she held a Mother’s Day meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky’s wife Olena.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool
First lady Jill Biden sits with Slovakia's Prime Minister Eduard Hege as Capt. Frantisek Krusinsky, Priest from the Ordinariate of Slovak Armed Forces, speaks.
First lady Jill Biden sits with Slovakia’s Prime Minister Eduard Hege as Capt. Frantisek Krusinsky, Priest from the Ordinariate of Slovak Armed Forces, speaks.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool

“We understand what it takes for the US first lady to come here during a war when military actions are taking place every day, where the air sirens are happening every day — even today,” she said.

Following their private meeting, the two joined a group of children who live at the school to make tissue-paper bears to give as Mother’s Day gifts.

The school where the two met has been converted to temporary housing for Ukrainian migrants who before the war lived elsewhere in the country.

First lady Jill Biden hugs Ukrainian refugees Victorie Kutocha and her daughter Yulie Kutocha, 7, at a city-run refugee center in Kosice, Slovakia on May 8, 2022.
First lady Jill Biden hugs Ukrainian refugees Victorie Kutocha and her daughter Yulie Kutocha, 7, at a city-run refugee center in Kosice, Slovakia on May 8, 2022.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool

Zelenska, 44, and her two young children have been living at an undisclosed location for their safety. She has not appeared in public since Russia’s invasion began in late Februaryaccording to the New York Times.

The Mother’s Day meeting came after Biden on Saturday made what she called a “heartbreaking” visit to a school in Bucharest, Romania that has opened its classrooms to Ukrainian refugee children fleeing the Russian invasion.

On Friday, Biden thanked US service members deployed to Romania, helping serve them a dinner of macaroni and cheese and baked potatoes.

The first lady on Sunday became the latest high-profile American to enter Ukraine during the nation’s more than two-month-old war with Russia — something President Biden has yet to do.

First lady Jill Biden speaks with Slovakia's Prime Minister Eduard Heger as she walks from Vysne Nemecke, Slovakia, towards the border with Ukraine.
First lady Jill Biden speaks with Slovakia’s Prime Minister Eduard Heger as she walks from Vysne Nemecke, Slovakia, towards the border with Ukraine.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool
First lady Jill Biden visits with volunteers and first responders during a visit to Vysne Nemecke, Slovakia.
First lady Jill Biden visits with volunteers and first responders during a visit to Vysne Nemecke, Slovakia.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool

The president told reporters in April that he hasn’t decided if he will visit Ukraine himselfdespite several world leaders including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently making the trip. The White House said last week that the president “would love to visit,” but that there are currently no plans for him to do so.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently visited Ukraine, as did Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in a joint trip to meet with Zelensky in Kyiv.

With Post wires





Source link


PGlmcmFtZSB3aWR0aD0iNjQwIiBoZWlnaHQ9IjM2MCIgc2Nyb2xsaW5nPSJubyIgZnJhbWVib3JkZXI9IjAiIHN0eWxlPSJib3JkZXI6IG5vbmU7IiBzcmM9Imh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmJpdGNodXRlLmNvbS9lbWJlZC9CWDhmdW1VR2pRTUQvIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
THIS IS IT!!!

PGlmcmFtZSB3aWR0aD0iNjQwIiBoZWlnaHQ9IjM2MCIgc2Nyb2xsaW5nPSJubyIgZnJhbWVib3JkZXI9IjAiIHN0eWxlPSJib3JkZXI6IG5vbmU7IiBzcmM9Imh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmJpdGNodXRlLmNvbS9lbWJlZC9aZ1VnbDRvZHkyeUIvIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
WATCH THIS!

PGlmcmFtZSB3aWR0aD0iNjQwIiBoZWlnaHQ9IjM2MCIgc2Nyb2xsaW5nPSJubyIgZnJhbWVib3JkZXI9IjAiIHN0eWxlPSJib3JkZXI6IG5vbmU7IiBzcmM9Imh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmJpdGNodXRlLmNvbS9lbWJlZC8ydEZzdEJzNjFQRTUvIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=
IMPORTANT!

Want The Real News
and join millions of other active users
×
Show
×
Show