Kyiv: A photograph of Miss Ukraine Anastasiia Lenna holding a gun went viral. The Internet praised the beauty queen for joining the Ukrainian army to fight the Russian forces. In the viral photo, she was seen donning the army boots, military uniform with the gun.
However, the former beauty queen has issued a clarification . She said that her ‘viral’ photograph was only meant “to inspire”.
“I am not a military, just a woman, just normal human,” she said. “Just a person, like all people of my country,” Anastasiia Lenna wrote on Instagram.
She also said that she doesn’t do any propaganda except showing that the women of Ukraine are strong, confident and powerful.
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Lenna, who had won the Miss Ukraine competition in 2015, also mentioned on Instagram that all the pictures in her profile are to “inspire people.” She is also certain that Ukraine will win the Russian invasion. “I had a normal life just on Wednesday, like millions people. I appreciate all attention and support to my country, all people in Ukraine we fight every day against Russian aggression. We will win!”
A patriot, Anastasiia Lenna was born in Kyiv and lives in the national capital too. The beauty queen, who is a marketing and management graduate from Slavistik University in Kyiv, spoke about the horror of Russian aggression. “This is my city. Ukraine is my country. On February 24 Russian federation step on our lands and begin to kill civil people, women, children,” she posted.
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Urging to stop the war, she said Ukraine needs help to halt the Russian invasion. “I speak to all people of the World! Stop war in Ukraine! No people should die! We can stop all this together. Share information about situation. Ask @nato to close sky! Help us Ukrainian people to stop Russian aggression,” she posted.
“Anyone who wants to join the defence of security in Europe and the world can come and stand side by side with Ukrainians against the invaders of the 21st century,” Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.