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from Josie Fasano

US First Lady: “I wanted to come here on Mother’s Day.” Zelensky’s wife: “A very brave act”

In Ukraine, wanting to avoid accidents, almost everything happens by surprise. And yesterday was a sudden and surprising meeting , in particular , the meeting of the first American lady , Jill BidenWith the wife of Ukrainian President Zelensky, Olena Zelenska. They met in the middle of the day In front of a school in Uzhhoroda city on the border with Slovakia which in normal times has a population of more or less than 100,000 but which in recent weeks has hosted nearly twice that number, as it welcomes a steady river of refugees from the east of the country in flames.

The first two ladies hugged and talked for a few minutes. Jill gave Olena a bouquet of flowers. In the background, the school has been turned into a makeshift shelter for families fleeing the fighting. was his visit “Very brave act”, Olena Zelenska told reporters later. We understand what it means to come here during a war during military action, the sirens go off every day, even today. We all feel your support and the leadership of the President of the United States…». “I wanted to come on Mother’s DayIt was the first lady’s comment. “I thought it was important to show the Ukrainian people that this brutal war must end and that the American people are with the Ukrainian people.”

It’s the first time he’s been there Zelensky’s wife has appeared in public since February 24The day the war began. Very few of them are aware of the meeting, as it always happens with the visits of heads of state and various personalities. And very few were aware of another surprise visit yesterday: a visit Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who visited IrvineAt the gates of Kyiv. He came to Irben to see all the atrocities committed by the Russian invaders in our city. “He was, of course, shocked,” said the mayor, Oleksandr Markushin. “The Prime Minister is in Ukraine to meet with President Zelensky and to reaffirm Canada’s unwavering support for the Ukrainian people,” Trudeau’s office said.

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And again: very few of them knew about the concert – until yesterday and it was very surprising – U2 in the Kyiv subway, the same station where President Zelensky held his press conference for the media around the world on April 23. By the time the band disappeared and The party video is a hit on social media, It became known that the Ukrainian president himself invited them. Bono, the Irish rock star and lead of the band, spoke between song and song about the Ukrainian struggle for “freedom” and delivered his “prayer for peace”. She sang classic U2 songs with The Edge such as “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, “Desire” and “With or without you”. “The Ukrainians – he said – are not only fighting for their freedom, but for all of us who love freedom,” he said.

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