THE US First Lady Jill Biden met today with Ukrainian refugees in eastern Slovakiaon the last day of her tour of Romania and Slovakia, with the aim of visiting US troops deployed in those countries and women and children who fled Ukraine to escape the Russian invasion.
Biden talked to me refugee families, volunteers and employees in a Refugee reception center in Kosice townin eastern Slovakia, one of the main crossing points for more than 400,000 Ukrainian refugeeswho crossed the border into Slovakia after Russian invasion of 24 February.
“When the war started, we realized that there was no security anywhere in Ukraine.” told Jill Biden Victoria Koutotsa, a teacher, who left the city of Uzhhorod, in western Ukraine, with her 7-year-old daughter.
The wife of US President Joe Biden asked how she explains the war to children.
“It’s very difficult to explain. “All I have to say is that there is a war and I can not explain it, because I do not even know myself,” said the Ukrainian refugee.
“It’s absurd,” Biden told her before hug her mother and child.
Jill Biden also visited a school for young refugees.
“The hearts of the American people are with the mothers of Ukraine,” she said, wishing school women a beautiful Mother’s Day.
A woman there said she felt the children needed someone to explain the war to them.
“They need to understand why we are here and why we are receiving help, why we are separated from our spouses. “They need to understand what is happening.”
Later today, Jill Biden is expected to visit Visne Nemetskeτον main border station at the 98 km border between Slovakia and Ukraine.