A FORMER Miss Grand Ukraine has taken up arms to fight against the Russian invasion and says “anyone crossing the border will be killed”.
Anastasia Lenna, Ukraine’s 2015 representative in the Miss Grand International beauty contest, has joined the fight in defending her home.
“Everyone who crosses the Ukrainian border with the intent to invade will be killed!” she said in an Instagram story on Saturday, accompanied by a photo of armed soldiers blocking a roadway.
She also shared a photo to her 97,000 followers showing soldiers walking with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, whom she called a “a true and strong leader.”
Op Februarie 21, 2022, the Russian president recognised two breakaway areas of Donetsk and Luhansk as independent.
And after months of military build-up on the border with Ukraine, Putin then ordered his forces to enter the Donbas region to “perform peacekeeping functions” – but western leaders called it an invasion.
By February, 25, 2022, it was reported that Russia had entered into Ukraine at points along its eastern, southern and northern borders.
Since Putin waged war on Ukraine, the former beauty queen has been using her platform to rally support for her country.
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This included calling for western countries to cut Russian banks out of the Swift banking system.
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) processes transactions worth trillions of dollars and is used around the world by more than 11,000 banks and financial institutions.
Gister, the EU, US and their allies have agreed to cut off a number of Russian banks from the international payment system, which Russia is heavily reliant on for its key oil and gas exports.
Anastasia has also called on her follow country people to remove all road signs to make it harder for invading troops to navigate through Ukraine.
A translation of her call to action reads: “Dismantling road signs on all roads of the country. The enemy has a pathetic connection, they don’t orientate the terrain. Let’s help them go straight to hell.
“Ukravtodor calls on all road organisations, territorial communities, local authorities to immediately start dismantling road signs nearby.”
The marketing and management graduate from Slavistik University in Kyiv has shared snaps of herself in full military gear in wooded arenas and indoor training grounds over the past few years.
Now she appears to have swapped plastic pellets for lead bullets.
The former Miss Grand Ukraine had previously worked as a model and a public relations manager in Turkey. She also speaks five languages and has worked as a translator.