Jill Biden Makes Unannounced Visit to Ukraine
First lady Jill Biden made a surprise visit to Ukraine this past Sunday to meet with the first lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska.
“I wanted to come on Mother’s Day,” Biden said. “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.”
“First of all, I would like to thank you for a very courageous act,” Zelenska said. “Because we understand what it takes for the U.S. first lady to come here during a war when the military actions are taking place every day, where the air sirens are happening every day even today.”
“We all feel your support, and we all feel the leadership of the U.S. president, but we would like to note that the Mother’s Day is a very symbolic day for us because we also feel your love and support during such an important day.”
According to Axios, this is the first time Zelenska has made a public appearance since Russia began its invasion on Feb. 24.