DEFIANT Kievans return to the city’s river beaches as their beleaguered nation faces the threat of a Russian cruise missile attack.
Dozens relaxed on the sand while others took a dip in the Dnieper despite ongoing bombardment of Kharkiv and Dnipro in the north and center of the country.
Sophia Misiac, 18, who fled Kyiv to escape an attack in February, said: ‘It feels incredible to be back.
“I missed Kyiv and my homeland so much.”
Pal Sophia Alexeiyenko, 18, said: “I feel safe here now. It doesn’t feel any different than before.”
Ukraine’s Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky said yesterday there was no risk of an attack on the capital but warned a threat could loom quickly.
Russia’s navy is said to have aimed 40 cruise missiles at Ukraine and warns of “intensified attacks”.
Western officials said 20,000 Russians have died in the war so far.
Zelenksky registration stamp
By NATASHA CLARK
UKRAINE President Zelenskyy presented a signed collection of Russian warship fuck yourself stamps to British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace during a secret visit to Kyiv yesterday.
Mr Wallace told the wartime leader “You’re doing great” in a clip posted to Mr Zelensky’s social media channel.
He replied: “We’ll do this together”.
The pair patted each other on the back before engaging in talks about what more Britain can do to help Ukraine hold back Russian forces.
The President said the war highlighted who her “true friends” were, adding: “Guns, money and sanctions – these are three things on which Britain has consistently shown leadership.”
The slogan on the stamps has become a symbol of resistance since it was used by defenders of a Ukrainian island attacked by Russians in the Black Sea.
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