Jill Biden visits Ukrainian refugee mothers in Romania

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Jill Biden (CL) comforts a Ukrainian refugee mother (CR) at the Gymnasium School ‘Uruguay’ in Bucharest, Romania.

Photo: OCTAV GANEA / POOL / EFE

BUCHAREST – The first lady of the United States, Jill Biden, met this Saturday in Romania with Ukrainian refugee mothers in that country with their childrenduring a visit to a Bucharest school where Carmen Iohannis, wife of the Romanian president, Klaus Iohannis, also participated.

“Today in Bucharest, First Lady Carmen Iohannis and I visited Escuela Uruguay, a Romanian school that has opened its classes to Ukrainian refugee students,” Jill Biden wrote on Twitter on Saturday, who also spoke with Ukrainian teachers and with displaced children from Ukraine enrolled in that school.

According to the Romanian news agency Agerpres, Jill Biden praised the attitude of both the Ukrainian refugee mothers and the teachers who have started teaching in Bucharest and other Romanian cities after fleeing Russia’s military campaign against his country.

Since Russia began its full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, more than 900,000 Ukrainian refugees, the vast majority of whom are women and children, have entered Romania fleeing war.

Although most of the Ukrainians who have escaped the war have gone on to other European countries, many wait in this Balkan nation for the war to end.

Romania is the NATO and European Union (EU) country with the most kilometers of border with Ukraine, and the one that has received the most refugees after Poland.

From Bucharest, Jill Biden is scheduled to fly to Slovakia today, where she will continue to meet with refugee mothers and their children. and with educators and humanitarian workers to show US support for the Ukrainian people.

The American first lady arrived in Europe on Friday aboard Air Force Two, which made its first stop on the continent at the Romanian Mihail Kogalniceanu air base, by the Black Sea. There, Jill Biden greeted the 2,000 US soldiers currently on the base.

The US first lady’s European mini-tour will end on Monday in Slovakia, from where she will fly back to Washington.

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