A vehicle has crashed into the convoy in which the president of Ukraine was traveling, Volodymyr Zelenskywho has escaped unharmed, his spokesman reported this Thursday, Sergey Nikiforov. The police are investigating at this time whether it was an accident or an attempt to end the president’s life.
The information available is a brief note from Nikiforov on Facebook from which it is only concluded that the president has been examined by a doctor at the scene of the event without finding “serious injuries”. It is unknown, however, if Zelenski will be able to maintain his activity and schedule in the coming hours.
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The figure of Zelensky is decisive for the morale of his people. He has not left the country since the beginning of the invasion nor missed his daily message to the nation. In recent days he has given voice to the good news coming from the front: the troops have recovered thousands of square kilometers of territory.
Journey to liberated Izium
This Wednesday, Zelenski, who has left kyiv on a few occasions, made a trip with a high symbolic load and not without risk. The president appeared by surprise in the city of Izium, which until a few days ago was the base of the Russian troops in Kharkov, in the northwest of the country.
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There, the leader of Ukraine and face and voice of the resistance congratulated the soldiers in charge of the liberation, men who these days are received as heroes and with hugs by locals who have lived for months with the enemy at the doors of their houses.
The act, in which the Defense Minister also participated, Hanna Maliar, began with a minute of silence in memory of those who fell in the war. Ukrainian forces have reconquered 300 towns in Kharkiv. The flag of Ukraine was raised again in Izium, the one of greatest strategic importance.