Many civilians have also remained, taking up arms to defend their homeland despite the risk to their lives.
As a Ukrainian MP, Kira Rudyk in Kyiv is a target for the Russian regime but remained defiant at the news of being put on Putin’s target list.
Speaking to The Guardian, Rudyk was asked how she felt about it, and replied: “I’m on Putin’s kill list, but I’m also on Ukraine’s top ten bachelorettes list and I hope that these lists even one another [out].
“But, there is no good answer to that, right? We know that one of Putin’s ways of attacking us as Ukraine is destroying either Ukrainian parliamentarians or [the] President or government.”
Rudyk said: “This all creates a rage and creates a hope and creates this motivation to train harder, to fight harder.”
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