US First Lady Jill Biden made an unannounced visit to Ukraine yesterday, her spokesman said, meeting her Ukrainian counterpart Olena Zelenska at a school sheltering civilians including children displaced by the conflict.
A U.S official on the visit also said it was Zelenska’s first public appearance since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
Zelensky thanked Biden “for this very courageous act”.
He stressed the symbolism of Biden’s Mothering Sunday visit.
Following a meeting behind closed doors, the first ladies joined local children in a classroom crafting cardboard and tissue paper bears as presents for their mothers.
After the unannounced visit to Ukraine, Jill Biden returned to Slovakia.