A famous Brazilian model has received a death threat from a Russian soldier who said he was “following” her for posing on top of a destroyed Kremlin tank in Ukraine
(Image: Pen News/Liziane Gutierrez)
A model faces death threats from Russia after posing for photos on top of the Kremlin’s destroyed tanks.
Liziane Gutierrez, the Brazilian-born model with over a million followers on Instagram, has found herself in trouble after posing on burned-out Russian tanks.
In mid-March, the model traveled to Ukraine as a volunteer and posted photos of herself posing on destroyed tanks.
She only kept the photo online for five minutes, but during that time a Russian soldier in Ukraine saw it and responded with a chilling message.
Liziane said the soldier sent her a private message that said, “I’m going after you.”
She continued, “I said to him, ‘Do you want my address? would you like to come here Try it. Try your luck.’ Then he deleted his DM.”
Pen News/Liziane Gutierrez)
Pen News/Liziane Gutierrez)
The soldier’s Instagram account is full of pictures of Russian activity in Ukraine and he wasn’t alone in his anger, as the model said her inbox filled with hate from around the world.
“In the five minutes that the picture was there, I got everything you could imagine,” Liziane continued.
“‘I hope you die in Ukraine, I hope a missile hits you head on,’ and all that stuff.”
Gutierrez can be seen in a video on top of one of the tanks before climbing down and capturing a “souvenir”.
She adds: “It’s like a set for a war movie. It’s sad, but I’m not sad because they started it.”
Liziane said she and a colleague from an aid agency encountered the tanks on their way to Bucha, a town in Ukraine’s Kyiv Oblast, where over 1,000 bodies were found.
She said the tanks were spotted because they were marked with the Z symbol, which had become synonymous with the Russian invaders.
She said: “We saw some people on the tanks shouting like ‘Slava Ukraini! Slava Ukraine!’ celebrated. Of course we had to stop.
“One of the tanks, my friend told me – and I don’t know if that’s true or not – but they said there was a body in the tank. I took a photo that everyone from Ukraine took too.”
The model has been posting photos during the tenure of her aid trip and she said she was accused of using them purely as a photo opportunity.
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She said: “It’s not because I want to show off, nothing like that, but I think it’s important for people to see what’s really going on here. Not as a journalist, but as a volunteer who lives it around the clock.”
Liziane said: “I always try to show what I do and the people we help. And then I posted this picture because everyone was celebrating and I was like ‘okay, I’m going to pose too’. Everything I’ve done here has been minimized to an image.”
The famous model said Kharkiv, near the front lines, is desperate and she hopes to go there soon as “there are many people who need help”.
Liziane returned to Ukraine in mid-May after volunteering there for almost a month between mid-March and mid-April.
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