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Jill Biden Visits Ukraine, Meets Zelensky’s Wife, Olena Zelenska

After nearly two hours in Ukraine, Biden’s motorcade returned to Slovakia.

The US first woman has been on a tour of Eastern Europe to satisfy with American troops and Ukrainian refugees.

Earlier on Sunday, she met with volunteers in Slovakia aiding refugees and visited one other college the place youngsters have been making crafts initiatives for Mother’s Day.

“The hearts of the American people are with the mothers of Ukraine,” Biden informed the folks gathered.

The classroom was filled with households whose husbands and fathers have stayed behind to struggle in Ukraine.

One girl informed the pool reporter touring with Biden that the primary woman’s go to was encouraging.

“It means support for us,” the girl mentioned. “We are very tired. This is emotional support for us.”

A variety of American officers have visited Ukraine in latest weeks to be able to present solidarity, together with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Also visiting the embattled nation on Sunday was Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who met with Zelensky in Kyiv, and U2 stars Bono and the Edge, who carried out inside a prepare station within the capital.

But Sunday additionally noticed but extra bloodshed in Ukraine after the bombing of a faculty the place civilians had been sheltering within the jap village of Bilohorivka.

A regional official mentioned as many as 60 folks have been feared to have died.

“We have called out the Russians very early on for committing war crimes, and this contributes to that,” US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield mentioned to CNN in regards to the bombing. “We’re going to continue to work with the Ukrainian prosecutors and others to document evidence of their war crimes so that they can be held accountable. This just adds to the long list that we already have.”