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Ukraine’s first lady accuses Putin of ‘mass murder’ as she names slain children – World News

Ukraine’s first lady delivered a powerful message protesting Vladimir Putin’s “mass murder” of civilians – and named the children killed during the invasion.

Olena Zelenska, wife of President Volodomyr Zelenskyy, said the Russian leader had underestimated her country’s resolve and suggested that citizens unite against the “aggressor”.

In an open letter posted on social media, Ms Zelenska highlighted the tragic child casualties, and said ordinary people were living in a “horrible reality” because of their bombardment. Russia.

Hundreds of civilians, including civilians, were killed while an estimated two million were forced to flee as rockets rained down on cities across the country.

Ms Zelenska’s letter read: “Despite assurances from Kremlin-backed propaganda agencies, who call this a ‘special operation’ – it was, in fact, mass murder. Ukrainian civilians.”

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Schoolgirl Polina, from Kyiv, and her parents were killed by Russian forces

She highlighted the cases where three young lives were lost – 8-year-old Alice, Polina from Kyiv and 14-year-old Arseniy, making it clear: “When Russia says they ‘do not wage war against civilians’, I call out their names these murdered children first.

“Our women and children currently live in bomb shelters and basements. You have most likely seen these images from Kyiv and Kharkiv metro stations, where people lie on the floor. with their children and pets – trapped underneath.

“These are just the consequences of war for some people, for Ukrainians this is a terrible reality.”

Ms Zelenska, who is believed to be at a secret location in the country despite Putin ordering his forces to target her and her family, warned that the critically ill was having to cut off medication.







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She wrote: “Some people need intensive care and ongoing treatment, which they can’t get right now. How easy is it to inject insulin in the basement? Or to get asthma medication under Heavy fire?

“Not to mention the thousands of cancer patients whose opportunity to access much-needed chemotherapy and radiation treatment has now been delayed indefinitely.”

The President’s wife said that despite the horror inflicted on civilians, the Ukrainians would not give up.

Her open letter read: “The aggressor, Putin, thought he would deliver a lightning strike on Ukraine. But he underestimated our country, our people and our patriotism. surname.







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“Ukrainians, regardless of political opinion, mother tongue, creed and nationality, are incomparably united.

“While Kremlin propagandists boasted that Ukrainians would greet them with flowers like saviors, they shunned the Molotov cocktail.”

Previous President Zelenskyy addressed British MPs, telling them: “We will not give up and we will not lose. We will fight to the end at sea, in the air.

“We will continue to fight for our land no matter what. We will fight in the woods, in the fields, on the seashore, in the streets.”

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Full open letter

“Recently, numerous media outlets from all over the world have been contacted asking for an interview. This letter is my response to these requests and my testimony from Ukraine.

“What happened just over a week ago was unbelievable. Our country is peaceful; our cities, towns and villages are full of life. On February 24th, we all woke up. Waking up at the announcement of a Russian invasion Tanks crossed the Ukrainian border, planes entered our airspace, missile launchers surrounded our cities.

“Despite assurances from Kremlin-backed propaganda agencies, who call it a ‘special operation’ – it was, in fact, the mass murder of Ukrainian civilians.

“Perhaps the most horrifying and devastating of this invasion were the casualties among children. Eight-year-old Alice died in the streets of Okhtyrka while her grandfather tried to protect her.







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“Or Polina of Kyiv, who died in the shelling with her parents. 14-year-old Arseniy was hit in the head by falling debris and could not be saved because the ambulance could not arrive in time because of the intense fire.

“When Russia says it ‘does not wage war against civilians’, I will name these murdered children first.

“Our women and children currently live in bomb shelters and basements. You have most likely seen these images from Kyiv and Kharkiv metro stations, where people lie on the floor. with their children and pets – trapped underneath.

“This is just the aftermath of war for some people, for Ukrainians it’s a terrible reality. In some cities, families can’t get out of their bomb shelters for days in a row because indiscriminate and deliberate bombing and shelling of civilian infrastructure.”

“The first babies of the war, see the concrete ceiling of the basement, their first breath is the acrid air of the earth, and they are greeted by a trapped and terrorized community. .







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At this time, there are several dozen children who have never known peace in life.

“This war is being waged against civilians, and not just through shelling.

“Some people need intensive care and ongoing treatment, which they can’t get right now. How easy is it to inject insulin in the basement? Or get asthma medication under a heavy fire?

That’s not to mention the thousands of cancer patients, whose access to much-needed chemotherapy and radiation treatment has now been delayed indefinitely.

“Local communities on social media are filled with despair. Many people, including the elderly, seriously ill and those with disabilities, have had their debilitating body amputated, separated from their families and without any disability. This war against innocents is a war of double crime.







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“Our streets are filled with refugees. Look into the eyes of these weary women and children, who carry the pain and heartache of leaving loved ones behind and The lives they know behind.The men who brought them to the border shed tears to say goodbye to their families, but returned bravely fighting for our freedom.

“After all, despite all this horror, the Ukrainians don’t give up.

“The aggressor, Putin, thought he would deliver a lightning strike on Ukraine. But he underestimated our country, our people and their patriotism.







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“Ukrainians, regardless of political opinion, mother tongue, creed and nationality, are incomparably united.

“While Kremlin propagandists boasted that Ukrainians would greet them with flowers like saviors, they shunned the Molotov cocktail.

“I thank the citizens of the cities that have been attacked, who have collaborated to help those in need. Those who continue to operate – in pharmacies, shops, public transport and social services – shows that in Ukraine, life is winning”.

“I acknowledge those who have provided humanitarian aid to our citizens and thank you for your continued support.

“And to our neighbors who have generously opened their borders to provide shelter to our women and children, thank you for keeping them safe, when the invader made it impossible for us to do so.”

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