Russia-Ukraine war updates: Jill Biden visits Ukraine; 60 feared dead in Luhansk school bombing
UZHHOROD, Ukraine — First lady Jill Biden made an unannounced visit to Ukraine on Sunday, stopping at the border town of Uzhhorod after visiting a refugee processing center in Slovakia.
During the rare trip for the spouse of a sitting president, the first lady said she wanted to make the Mother’s Day stop to show that the “people of the United States stand with the people of Ukraine.”
As she condemned Russia’s “brutal” war, reports emerged of more attacks across Ukraine. Serhiy Haidai, governor of the eastern Luhansk region, said Russian forces bombed a school in Luhansk that was serving as a shelter, leaving as many as 60 people buried under the rubble and presumed dead. Two bodies were found, and 30 people were rescued, he said. A strike in a nearby village hit a building where 11 people were hiding in a basement, trapping them under debris, officials said.
President Biden and leaders of other Group of Seven nations are set to meet virtually Sunday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to discuss ways to support Ukraine and “impose severe costs” on Russia for its invasion, the White House said.