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First lady Jill Biden visits Ukraine in rare trip to war zone

By Tyler Pager and Matt Viser

08 May 2022 · 6 min read

First lady Jill Biden crossed the border into Ukraine on Sunday, traveling to an active war zone in a rare move for the spouse of a sitting president.

Biden entered the country from Slovakia on Mother's Day and met Ukraine's first lady, Olena Zelenska, who had not appeared in public since the Russian invasion began Feb. 24.

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