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Olena Zelenska: Ukraine’s first lady emerges as a staunch defender of her nation on social media – CNN

By Lianne Kolirin and Tim Lister, CNN, Updated 9:05 PM ET, Wed March 9, 2022

From article…

(CNN) Olena Zelenska, the first lady of Ukraine, posted an open letter addressed to the world’s media on Tuesday, detailing what she described as the “mass murder of Ukrainian civilians.”

In recent weeks Zelenska has repeatedly used social media to highlight the plight of her nation, yet none have been quite as direct as her recent post, which ends with the rallying cry: “We will win. Because of our unity. Unity towards love for Ukraine. Glory to Ukraine!”

As her husband, President Volodymyr Zelensky, has emerged as the face of Ukrainian defiance of the Russian invasion, Zelenska has become increasingly vociferous online as a means to support him and bolster international awareness of their country’s plight.

When Russia first invaded Ukraine on February 24, Zelensky declared in a video statement that he believed “enemy sabotage groups” had entered Kyiv and that he was their number one target. His family, he said, was the second target.

Source: Olena Zelenska: Ukraine’s first lady emerges as a staunch defender of her nation on social media – CNN

What to Know About Ukraine’s History – DailyNewsGems

By Bill Lucey, 03/05/2022

Editor’s Note: Bill is an online friend, News Researcher; Writer.

Ukrainians desperately trying to board trains at Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi Central Station.
Photo Credit: Pete Kiehart/The Guardian/BuzzFeed

Over a week into Russia’s incursion into Ukraine, turmoil and continued bloodshed remains, with residents of Kyiv rushing to the train station to escape Russia’s wrath.

More than one million Ukrainians have been displaced, adding to the humanitarian crisis.

Russian troops, according to a Human Rights Watch report, have fired cluster munitions into at least three residential neighborhoods.

More threatening still, Russia has captured Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe after shelling the part of the complex on fire, raising fears of a nuclear disaster, others equate it to a “war crime.” For now, the power plant’s six reactors reportedly remain intact and undamaged.

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Source: What to Know About Ukraine’s History – DailyNewsGems