Jill Biden to meet with Ukrainian refugees during visit to Romania and Slovakia -Breaking
By Andrea Shalal
WASHINGTON (Reuters] – Jill Biden, First Lady, will be visiting Romania and Slovakia May 5-9. The purpose of her visit is to meet with U.S. military personnel and embassy personnel as well as displaced Ukrainian families and children, humanitarian aid workers, teachers and other educators, according to her office.
Biden, whose office announced that she will be meeting with Ukrainian mothers and children forced from their homes by Russia’s war on Ukraine’s Sunday is Mother’s Day.
On May 6, the wife of President Joe Biden will be at Mihail Kogalniceau, Romania Airbase, to greet U.S. military personnel. She then travels to Bucharest, Romania, to meet U.S. Embassy staff, humanitarian aid workers and educators working with children displaced from Ukraine.
Her office confirmed that the trip will also include stops in Slovakian cities Bratislava and Kosice, as well as Vysne Nemecke. This is where Biden will be meeting with officials from government, refugees, and aid workers.
Biden’s trip is just the latest in a series of U.S. top-ranking officials to show support for Ukraine, and other countries helping Ukrainian refugees.
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives met Vlodymyr Zeleskiy, Ukrainian President on Sunday in an unannounced trip to Kyiv.
Jill Biden was also closely involved. She and Agata Kornhauser Duda (Polish counterpart) worked in March to accelerate medical aid to those affected by the Russian invasion.
Russia refers to its actions in this way: “Special military operation.”
The U.N. refugee agency last week said nearly 5.5 million people had fled Ukraine https://data2.unhcr.org/en/situations/ukraine/location?secret=unhcrrestricted since the start of the war on Feb. 24 and the number could grow to 8.3 million this year.
On April 27, over 3 million Ukrainians fled to Poland. According to U.N. data, Romania had taken in approximately 817.300 people and Slovakia had taken in almost 372,000.