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Men fighting in Ukraine forced to separate from their families


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It’s St. Patrick’s Day. ☘️ Irish Taoiseach (or Prime Minister) Micheál Martin began celebrations a day early with President Joe Biden at a gala in Washington, DC, but the good times were unfortunately cut short when Martin tested positive for COVID-19.

The Irish leader was in Washington attending the Ireland Funds, an annual dinner promoting diplomacy between the US and Ireland, when he received his positive test result.

Biden and Martin were set to discuss the deepening relationship between their two countries and their united response to the Russia-Ukraine War. Biden is Irish-American.

The president spoke at the event but did not have close contact with Martin, according to White House spokesperson Chris Meagher. It is unclear how Martin’s diagnosis will affect the White House’s plans for the holiday.

It’s Amy and Chelsea with today’s top stories out of Washington.

Ukrainian men say goodbye to families, brace for war

Millions of women and children who have fled Ukraine to escape the relentless shelling from Russian troops have been forced to separate from male family members left behind to defend the country.

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