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Sun May 8, 2022, 09:14 AM

Jill Biden pays surprise visit to Ukraine, meets first lady

Source: AP

UZHHOROD, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. first lady Jill Biden made an unannounced visit to western Ukraine on Sunday, holding a surprise Mother’s Day meeting with the nation’s first lady, Olena Zelenska, as Russia presses its punishing war in the eastern regions.

Biden traveled under the cloak of secrecy, becoming the latest high-profile American to enter Ukraine during its 10-week-old conflict with Russia.

“I wanted to come on Mother’s Day,” Biden told Zelenska. “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.”

The first lady traveled by vehicle to the town of Uzhhorod, about a 10-minute drive from a Slovakian village that borders Ukraine. She spent about two hours in Ukraine.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-europe-jill-biden-migration-slovakia-d22b406bd735c1899a55ba656cbbc317



When I saw where she was visiting yesterday, I had a good feeling she was going to do this. What a big "FU" to Putin.

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Reply Jill Biden pays surprise visit to Ukraine, meets first lady (Original post)
oldsoftie May 2022 OP
badhair77 May 2022 #1
oldsoftie May 2022 #9
badhair77 May 2022 #10
niyad May 2022 #2
young_at_heart May 2022 #3
appleannie1 May 2022 #4
getagrip_already May 2022 #5
LetMyPeopleVote May 2022 #6
getagrip_already May 2022 #7
LetMyPeopleVote May 2022 #8
llashram May 2022 #11
Bayard May 2022 #12
LetMyPeopleVote May 2022 #13
riversedge May 2022 #16
ffr May 2022 #14
oldsoftie May 2022 #15

Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Sun May 8, 2022, 09:22 AM

1. She is awesome and I'm not surprised

she crossed the border. Great optics to meet the First Lady especially since she’s kept a low profile. The former First Lady would never have ventured on such a visit.

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Response to badhair77 (Reply #1)

Sun May 8, 2022, 10:43 AM

9. She probably would have charged for a visit.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #9)

Sun May 8, 2022, 10:55 AM

10. Oh god, you're right.

No one in that family does anything without something in return. It’s not T for trump it’s T for transaction.

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Sun May 8, 2022, 09:26 AM

2. Hey, ap, it is Dr. Jill Biden.

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Sun May 8, 2022, 09:58 AM

3. She is a MAJOR contrast to M------

Here is just a tiny sampling of her many attributes: a genuinely nice and decent person, friendly with an honest and 'real' smile on her face, working to make America a better place.

I envy those of you who are her friends!

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Sun May 8, 2022, 10:17 AM

4. Can you see Malaria doing that?

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #4)

Sun May 8, 2022, 10:23 AM

5. What, and upstage tfg?

It would never be allowed unless it was part of a planned assasination. That way he could both get rid of her and make it all about himself.

Otherwise not a chance.

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Sun May 8, 2022, 10:24 AM

6. I am so glad that we have a real FLOTUS like Dr. Jill Biden

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Sun May 8, 2022, 10:25 AM

7. When I heard she was in the region, that is the first thing I thought of...

The second was "oh shite, what if she gets hurt?".

Incredibly brave. Not something any repugnant has done.

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Sun May 8, 2022, 10:27 AM

8. Jill Biden, in Europe, makes surprise visit to Ukraine

This makes me smile


https://abcnews.go.com/International/live-updates/russia-ukraine/?id=83931446&cid=social_twitter_abcnp#84575524

First lady Jill Biden, in Eastern Europe to show American support for its NATO allies, made a surprise visit to Ukraine Sunday, where she met with that nation's first lady.

Biden's motorcade crossed into Ukraine from Slovakia, where earlier in the day she toured refugee aid stations.

In Ukraine, she visited a public school in the city of Uzhhorod, where she met privately with the first lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, for about half an hour.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #8)

Sun May 8, 2022, 10:58 AM

11. FLOTUS has a meeting

with the First Lady of Ukraine at a public school and the very next day Pukekin orders a school bombed with the children inside. What a barbaric animal he and the Russian military and people who back him, are. may they suffer pain and misery FOR AN ETERNITY.

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Sun May 8, 2022, 11:08 AM

12. Empathy and Class

A rare commodity these days.

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Sun May 8, 2022, 11:08 AM

13. This makes me smile

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #13)

Mon May 9, 2022, 12:59 PM

16. First lady Jill Biden greets Olena Zelenska, spouse of Ukrainian's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, ou




First lady Jill Biden greets Olena Zelenska, spouse of Ukrainian's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, outside of School 6, a public school that has taken in displaced students in Uzhhorod, Ukraine, Sunday, May 8, 2022.
https://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAX4HxC.img?w=534&h=356&m=6

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/jill-biden-pays-surprise-visit-to-ukraine-meets-first-lady/ar-AAX4Hyl?ocid=winp1taskbar&cvid=8fd77b2c7a0e42469f26d22d3257cac8

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Response to oldsoftie (Original post)

Sun May 8, 2022, 11:22 AM

14. The former FLOTUS and TFG would have been received by Putin on a day like today instead.

If not for the groundswell of democratic voters that decided the 2020 election was important enough to make a change like we're seeing today, things would have been very different.

GOTV and stress to all voters to vote as though their lives depended upon it. Putin will not stop with Ukraine. We know this now. If not for Biden and democrats, Putin would already be on Europe's doorstep. Ukraine wouldn't have a fighting chance.

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Response to ffr (Reply #14)

Sun May 8, 2022, 01:31 PM

15. This needs to be repeated. And highlight UKR's successes because of Western help

because we're going to need ALL the help we can get with all the other problems that will be blamed on president Biden.

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