Bidens Welcome Ukraine’s First Lady to the White House

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U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden welcome Ukraine's first lady Olena Zelenska to the White House. READ MORE: President Joe Biden presented the Ukrainian first lady with a bouquet of flowers — yellow sunflowers, blue hydrangeas and white orchids — the colors of Ukraine's flag. The White House said Zelenska is visiting Washington "to highlight the human cost of Russia's aggression against Ukraine. They will discuss the United States' continued support for the government of Ukraine and its people as they defend their democracy and cope with the significant human impacts of Russia's war, which will be felt for years to come." Zelenska met Monday with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Bn. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said Zelenska and Bn talked about "the immense and growing human costs of Russia's full-scale invasion," and he noted that Bn emphasized the U.S. commitment to supporting Ukraine. "Secretary Bn commended first lady Zelenska's work to help Ukrainians impacted by the war," Price said. "He reiterated that the United States will continue to provide assistance to help Ukraine respond to the significant economic and humanitarian challenges it faces, including supporting the first lady's mental health initiative for citizens affected by the war." Zelenska's schedule also includes going to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to address lawmakers. https://www.voanews.com/a/us-ukrainian-first-ladies-to-meet-in-washington/6664533.html » Subscribe to VOA News: https://bit.ly/3KIPysi » Watch more VOA News video: https://www.youtube.com/c/VOANews Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 236.8 million people. VOA produces content for digital, television, and radio platforms. It is easily accessed via your mobile phone and on social media. It is also distributed by satellite, cable, FM and MW, and is carried on a network of approximately 3,000 affiliate stations. Since its creation in 1942, Voice of America has been committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the news and telling audiences the truth. Through World War II, the Cold War, the fight against global terrorism, and the struggle for freedom around the globe today, VOA exemplifies the principles of a free press. Connect with VOA News: » VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://www.voanews.com/ » LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/voanews » FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/voanews/ » FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/VOANews
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