PRESIDENT Volodymyr Zelenskyy is famously known as a Ukrainian politician, former actor, and comedian, who is fighting for his country amid Russia’s invasion.
In March 2022, the politician opened up about his family and revealed that he is not hiding the war from his children in an attempt to help them understand what is going on.
Who are President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s children?
Since 2003, President Zelenskyy has been married to Ukrainian screenwriter Olena Zelenska.
After tying the knot, the couple welcomed two children together, daughter Aleksandra, 17, and son Kiril, 9.
In March 2022, Zelenskyy opened up about his children, telling Fareed Zakaria on CNN’s GPA that he wants them to understand what is happening.
“My children know for sure what is happening and I don’t know whether it’s good or bad,” Zelenskyy said.
He later went on to add that while fighting in a war that has already taken thousands of lives, he has been able to see his family, but they reportedly stay out of the public eye.
“[My children] are proud of Ukraine, very proud,” Zelenskyy continued.
“They entertain a sincere hope in our victory. Children believe in victory, but they cannot believe in it terms of a score in some sort of a game like in football — like we have killed 10 people from Russia and they have killed five people from Ukraine. They simply believe that the good shall prevail.”
When talking about education, Zelenskyy told the media outlet that his children are allowed to view any content that is out there, and that he has not censored their information in any way.
“…My children should not be prohibited from seeing any kinds of videos of what Russia has made,” he said. “My son has to be aware of it because while my son is alive, that means that some Ukrainian army member is giving up his life.”
Prior to Zelenskyy’s interview, Russia banned BBC, Facebook, and Twitter, in an attempt to cut off access to the sites in Kremlin.
Why is Russia invading Ukraine?
In December 2021, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that he had no plans on attacking Ukraine, however, on February 24, 2022, he launched an attack on the country.
Putin is believed to want to reclaim many territories lost at the fall of the Soviet Union.
A month after the war began, Putin offered to end the war if Ukraine gave up the city of Mariupol, but Ukraine denied the chilling ultimatum.
As a result of the invasion, many countries have implemented sanctions against Russia that have reportedly already begun hurting their economy.
At this time, it remains unclear if NATO countries will get involves in the war.
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