U.S. President Joe Biden and his spouse, First Woman Jill Biden, welcomed Ukraine’s first woman, Olena Zelenska, to the White Home on July 19.
Zelenska, the spouse of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and Jill Biden embraced exterior the White Home after she arrived in a black SUV. The president gave her a bouquet that included sunflowers, Ukraine’s nationwide flower.
The ladies posed for press pictures earlier than going inside, the place the administration briefed Zelenska on how the USA is attempting to assist Ukrainians who’re struggling mentally and emotionally from the battle.
Zelenska, who first met Jill Biden in Could when the U.S. first woman traveled to western Ukraine throughout a European tour, is on a high-profile go to to Washington this week.
Jill Biden stated since her go to to Ukraine she had spoken to her workforce about serving to tackle mental-health points for moms and kids who’ve suffered atrocities.
Zelenskiy stated he expects “vital outcomes” from his spouse’s conferences in Washington.
Along with her assembly with Jill Biden, Zelenska is scheduled to talk to lawmakers in an auditorium within the Capitol on July 20. She visited the State Division on July 18.
Her duties embrace rising U.S. assist for Ukraine, acquiring extra assist to “defend individuals from Russian terror,” and boosting humanitarian help, Zelenskiy stated in a late-night video tackle.
He stated the tackle to Congress could be essential, including, “I strongly consider will probably be heard by these individuals liable for making choices in the USA.”