Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant-General Scott Perrier said Tuesday that US First Lady Jill Biden and other senior US officials who have visited Ukraine in recent weeks cannot be guaranteed their complete safety during their trips.
“I wouldn’t say that, no,” Scott Perrier said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing when asked if Jill Biden and other top US officials were completely safe during their visits to Ukraine. “I don’t think we can guarantee anything 100 percent,” he said.
Jill Biden made an unannounced visit to the western Ukrainian city of Uzhhorod on Sunday, where she visited a public school that is being used as a temporary shelter.
She also met her Ukrainian counterpart, Olena Zelenska, who appeared in public for the first time since the beginning of the Russian special operation in Ukraine.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Ukraine in April, where they met with Volodymyr Zelensky.
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