First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska started her visit to the United States and met at first with Secretary of State Antony Blinken
First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska met with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday, July 18, 2022, as she began a series of high-profile appearances in Washington that will include a session with U.S. counterpart Jill Biden.
“Passenger planes fly peacefully, people are not frightened by sirens and loud noises outside. It’s a strange feeling: in the fifth month of the Russian invasion, to be in a country where all this is possible. But I am now in the USA to make it possible in Ukraine too. I’m here at the invitation of First Lady Jill Biden,” Olena Zelenska described her first emotions on Instagram.
On the first day of her trip, Ukraine’s First Lady also met with Samantha Power, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, and with the participants of the Prosthetics Program initiated by the Ukraine House in Washington and the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA. It was created specifically for Ukrainians who lost their limbs because of Russian aggression.