“You are amazingly strong,”
Biden said after listening to mothers and children recount how they fled Russia’s invasion of their country.
“We stand with you, I hope you know that,”
she said in a visit to a school in Bucharest, accompanied by her Romanian counterpart Carmen Iohannis, according to images transmitted by TVR public television.
Most have moved on to other countries, with an estimated 80 000 staying, half of them children, according to the World Vision foundation.
Jill Biden, Show of US support
Biden’s visit to the region is the latest show of US support for Ukraine and the countries assisting it, and follows a trip to Kyiv by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who met with President Volodymyr Zelensky a week ago.
On Friday Biden met with US service members in Romania and on Sunday, she is set to travel to Slovakia, where she will meet with refugees, aid workers and local residents in the city of Kosice and the village of Vysne Nemecke.
US President Joe Biden has proposed a huge $33 billion package for arming and supporting Ukraine.
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