Slovakia: Jill Biden Meets Ukrainian Refugees, Volunteers

US First Lady Jill Biden met today with Ukrainian refugees in eastern Slovakia, on the last day of her tour of Romania and Slovakia, to visit US troops deployed in those countries and women and children who have left Ukraine for to escape the Russian invasion.

Biden spoke with refugee families, volunteers and staff at a refugee reception center in the town of Kosice in eastern Slovakia, one of the main crossing points for more than 400,000 Ukrainian refugees who crossed the border into Slovakia after the Russian invasion. February 24th.

“When the war started, we realized that there was no security anywhere in Ukraine,” Victoria Kutocha, a teacher who fled Uzhhorod, western Ukraine, and her 7-year-old daughter told Jill Biden.

The wife of US President Joe Biden asked how she explains the war to children.

“It’s very difficult to explain. “All I have to say is that there is a war and I can not explain it, because I do not even know myself,” said the Ukrainian refugee.

“It’s absurd,” Biden told her before embracing her mother and child.

Jill Biden also visited a school for young refugees.

“The hearts of the American people are with the mothers of Ukraine,” she said, wishing school women a beautiful Mother’s Day.

A woman there said she felt the children needed someone to explain the war to them.

“They need to understand why we are here and why we are receiving help, why we are separated from our spouses. “They need to understand what is happening.”

Later today, Jill Biden is expected to visit Vishne Nemetske, the main border crossing at the 98km border between Slovakia and Ukraine.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

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