US First Lady Jill Biden visits war-torn Ukraine He met with the country’s First Lady Olena Zelenskar at a school in the Ukrainian border town of Uzhhorod. This is the first time Zelenska has been seen in public since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24. News from the BBC.
The school where Zelenska and Jill met is currently being used as a shelter for displaced people. These two First Ladies have played with some children living in the school. They make bears with tissue paper. This bear is a symbol of local tradition.
US First Lady Jill Biden said the United States stands by the people of Ukraine. Jill called the ongoing Russian aggression in Ukraine “brutal” and called for an end to it.
Zelenska called the visit to Ukraine a “bold step” in the war. He thinks that visiting Ukraine on Mother’s Day is very symbolic. “We can feel your love and support on such an important day,” Zelenska told Jill.
Meanwhile, the United States has imposed new sanctions on Moscow in response to Russian attacks on Ukraine. The ban was announced after G7 leaders spoke in a video call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Under this, visas for 2,600 citizens of Russia and Belarus have been banned. Washington has also banned executives of three Russian TV stations and Gazprom Bank.
Meanwhile, G7 leaders have said they are committed to banning Russian oil. A senior US official has said that 27 executives of Gazprom Bank are under new US sanctions. However, no assets of the company will be confiscated and transactions with it will continue. However, it is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced plans to send new weapons and equipment to Ukraine’s military. They are also preparing to impose new sanctions on Russian citizens and companies.