(PresidentialWire.com)- Mrs. Jill Biden will spend Mother’s Day visiting with Ukrainian moms and children who have fled Russia’s invasion of their country.
According to the Associated Press, the meeting on Sunday will take place in Slovakia, one of two eastern European nations that the first lady wants to visit during a five-day trip that begins on Thursday.
In addition, she will make a trip to Romania. The two countries share a border with Ukraine, and both are members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
According to the White House, Biden will also speak with United States military members, diplomatic officials, humanitarian relief workers, and educators during her
The First Lady will be traveling to her second foreign destination on her own, following her trip to Tokyo last year for the delayed opening of the 2020 Olympic Games.
The trip will also serve as her latest expression of solidarity with the Ukrainian people.
Ukraine’s national flower, the sunflower, was stitched on a face mask worn by the first lady during an event held at the White House on February 24, just four days after Russia launched its country’s invasion.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, about 5.5 million Ukrainians, primarily women and children have fled their country since the war began in 2014. Many have taken up residence in neighboring nations or have migrated to other parts of Europe.
Another famous mom, Angelina Jolie, paid a surprise visit to the country over the weekend.
Jolie spoke with displaced people who have taken refuge in Lviv, including children undergoing treatment for injuries sustained in the missile strike on the Kramatorsk railway station in early April.
Jolie has served as the UN Special Envoy for Refugees since 2011.
A youngster was even able to discreetly tell Ms. Jolie about a dream she’d experienced.
According to reports, Jolie was highly moved by this as well as other stories the children recounted.
The visit came as a complete surprise. Many individuals who saw Ms. Jolie in the Lviv region were unable to believe that it was indeed her.
People in Poland were probably taken aback at the recent sighting of Sean Penn.
The Hollywood actor and filmmaker found himself among thousands of refugees fleeing to Poland on foot just days after visiting Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, to film sequences for his documentary on Russia’s invasion.
On Monday, Penn, 61, sent a photo to his Twitter account showing him trudging along the shoulder of a road behind a line of cars stretching into the distance while carrying a backpack and toting a piece of rolling luggage.
Penn captioned the photo and said that after ditching his car on the side of the road, he and two coworkers walked miles to the Polish border. Almost all automobiles with women and children aboard, with no signs of baggage and the car being their sole valuable possession.
In times of great crisis, it is comforting to know people worldwide care very much.