U.S. First Lady Jill Biden to Visit Ukraine Border

United States first lady Jill Biden will travel to Slovakia’s border with Ukraine as part of her weekend trip to Eastern Europe amid Russia’s invasion on Ukraine, the White House announced.

Biden will make a stop at a border crossing in Vyšné Nemecké, Slovakia on May 8 to mark Mother’s Day and to survey a checkpoint where Ukrainian refugees receive basic humanitarian assistance before they can move on to processing centers or transit hubs further inside Slovakia, according to the White House.

The stop at the border crossing will become the latest by a prominent U.S. government official to the front lines of the war.

Biden will begin her Eastern Europe trip in Romania on May 6 to meet U.S. service members.

Biden will then meet with members of the Romanian government, U.S. embassy staff, and humanitarian aid workers on May 7.

Biden’s visit follows a pair of recent trips to Ukraine by high-level U.S. officials.

U.S. State Secretary Antony Blinken and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Ukraine on April 24 while U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led a congressional delegation on April 30.

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