In a written statement to ABC News from an undisclosed location, Ukraine’s first lady Olena Zelenska said: “Like every woman in Ukraine, I am now very concerned about the safety of my husband – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky”.
The first lady of Ukraine said that every morning, after praying for her husband’s safety, she dared to call Zelensky to check on him.
After Russia launched its military operation in Ukraine on February 24, Zelensky said that the Russian side saw him as target number one, his family as target number two. American intelligence officials share the same view. .
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with his wife. Photo: Instagram
Sharing with ABC News, in the current stressful situation, Ms. Zelenska expressed her belief that her 18-year-old husband is a strong person and capable of protecting the country.
He condemned Russian attacks on civilian facilities in Ukraine, including a maternity hospital in the city of Mariupol.
On the Russian side, prior to the above incident, Moscow confirmed that the Mariupol hospital had been converted into a military facility and that Ukrainian troops had arranged the shooting site here.
Since launching the military campaign, Russia has repeatedly insisted that it is only targeting military targets in Ukraine.
In content shared with ABC News, Zelenska supported her husband when he called the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to end Russian air strikes and establish a no-fly zone in Ukrainian airspace.
NATO has now rejected requests from Ukraine to close its airspace to avoid getting caught in a direct conflict with Russia. The idea of supporting Ukraine with warplanes originating from the former Soviet Union Poland was also disapproved of by the US.