Jill Biden Visits Ukraine, Meets Zelensky’s Wife Olena Zelenska
After nearly two hours in Ukraine, Biden’s motorcade then returned to Slovakia.
The first lady of the United States was on a tour of Eastern Europe to meet with US troops and Ukrainian refugees.
Earlier, on Sunday, she met with volunteers in Slovakia assisting refugees and visited another school where children were working on craft projects for Mother’s Day.
“The hearts of the American people are with the mothers of Ukraine,” Biden told those gathered.
The classroom was filled with families whose husbands and fathers had stayed to fight in Ukraine.
One woman told the pool reporter accompanying Biden that the first lady’s visit was encouraging.
“It means support for us,” said the woman. “We are very tired. This is emotional support for us.”
Several US officials have visited Ukraine in recent weeks to show solidarity, including Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Also visiting the charming country on Sunday is Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeauwho met President Zelensky in Kyiv, and U2 stars Bono and the Edge, who performed inside a train station in the capital.
But Sunday also saw more bloodshed in Ukraine, after Bomb schools where civilians are sheltering in the eastern village of Bilohorivka.
Up to 60 people are believed to have been killed, a regional official said.
“We called on the Russians to commit war crimes very early on, and this contributed to it,” said US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield. told CNN of the bombing. “We will continue to work with Ukrainian prosecutors and others to document evidence of their war crimes so they can be held accountable. This only adds to the long list we already have. yes.”