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The former Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko was spotted among the citizens of Kiev in battle armor, according to a video on the Internet.
In the video, Poroshenko said that the situation in Ukraine remains difficult Russia besieges the capital.
“We are in the center of Kiev, we are here to defend Ukraine,” – said Poroshenko, who is wearing a body armor. He said Russian troops were “just over 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from here”.
“It’s very difficult to explain. What that means in the 21st century, in the middle Europeto be awakened from a Russian missile attack, from a Russian airborne attack? ” He added.
The former president also thanked the international community for supporting Ukraine in the war, noting that it was “a great demonstration that Ukraine and its people are not alone.”
“We want to be free. We want to be democratic. And we want to return our country to the European family,” he continued. “Putin hates Ukraine, he hates Ukrainians.”
Poroshenko held office in 2014-2019, losing his re-election to incumbent President Vladimir Zelensky.
Vitali Klitschko, the current mayor of Kyiv, and his brother Vladimir Klitschko, a retired professional boxer, also joined the Ukrainian military to fight against Russia by writing a post on LinkedIn criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Putin wants to question the geopolitical balance throughout Europe, he dreams of being a defender of the Slavic peoples, wherever they live, and he wants to restore a fallen empire, the demise of which he never accepted,” Klitschko wrote.