Jill Biden Makes Unannounced Visit to Ukraine

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    The Facts

    • First lady Jill Biden made an unannounced visit on Sun. to Ukraine, meeting with her counterpart Olena Zelenska in order to affirm US support for Kyiv, stating that the "war has to stop."

    • They came together at a school converted to assist refugees in Uzhhorod, a town of 100k people a few miles from the border with Slovakia.

    The Spin

    Left narrative

    Jill Biden made an extraordinarily courageous move by going to Ukraine. Her visit symbolizes not only the Biden admin's strong leadership but also the compassion and solidarity the US continues to hold with Ukraine and its people.

    Right narrative

    This begs the question: when will Joe Biden visit Ukraine? The conflict has moved away from the western part of the country, making it possible for Western politicians to travel. Pres. Biden has failed to make a visit to show support for the fight so far.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 50% chance that at least 6.61M refugees will leave Ukraine by the end of 2022, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

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