In picture with a gun, former Miss Ukraine vows to stand with her country

APTOPIX Ukraine Invasion
Posted at 10:40 AM, Feb 28, 2022

A former Miss Ukraine is standing with her country.

Anastasiia Lenna reportedly posted a video on Instagram that showed her at a shooting range. A message with the video said, "Training. The invaders will die on our land! All world see this! Wait and see what will happen," according to The Independent.

In a follow-up post, Lenna said she was born in Kyiv and had a normal life until last week when Russia invaded her country.

"I appreciate all attention and support to my country," she said. "All people in Ukraine, we fight every day against Russian aggression."

Lenna also praised Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. She called him "a true and strong leader".

It's unclear whether Lenna will actually join the fight. In her post, she says she is not military and her posts are meant to inspire people.

Numerous Ukrainian citizens have taken up arms to help fend off Russians.

As of Monday, Ukraine's major cities, including Kyiv, were still in control of the Ukrainians. However, according to CNN, Russian have made advancements despite facing stiff resistance.