10:45 21.04.2019

Zelensky's wife says her Facebook post in 2014 was repost of info from Russian propagandists that angered her

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Olena Zelenska, the wife of Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky, has said her Facebook post in 2014 was a repost of information by Russian propagandists that angered her. She said the social media platform did not display her comment, only the link to Russian propaganda.

"Day of silence? For me, it turned out to be too loud! Today people reposted screenshots from my [Facebook] page. Screenshots from 2014. Then I didn't know all the technical features of Facebook. I didn't know how to express my indignation at Russian propagandists. Because Facebook didn't post my comment, just the link I referred to… I didn't know, and didn't have time to figure it out during those days. We were all shocked by what was happening in our country. That Crimea was taken away. It didn't fit in my head! It was scary that the war was beginning. I don't even remember the friend whose link I reposted," she said on Facebook on Saturday.

Zelenska said on Saturday, the "day of silence" (before the second run-off round in Ukraine's presidential election), people tried to make her post the news of the day.

"I invited everyone to my page. To see what I wrote about what and then. What I reposted. What I thought about. There are many posts, including from our opponents, who did just that. They then denied the "news of the day "and apologized. For that I want to thank them," she said.

"This is a long post. I never write such posts. Perhaps by this post I'm saying goodbye to Facebook. I can communicate with my real friends in real life. And the rest ... sorry, but I'm tired!" Zelenska said.

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