17:42 17.03.2022

Zelensky visits residents of Kyiv region who were injured as result of enemy shelling in hospital

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky visited residents of Kyiv region who suffered from shelling by Russian troops in a hospital, the President's Office reports.

"President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky visited the Vlasenko family in a hospital, which came under fire from the invaders during the evacuation from the city of Vorzel, Kyiv region. Vlasenko moved to Kyiv region from Crimea after the beginning of the Russian occupation of the peninsula, because they did not want to acquire Russian citizenship," the statement said.

After the start of a full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine, the family decided to leave Vorzel, but their car came under enemy fire.

"Then eldest 16-year-old daughter Katia covered her younger eight-year-old brother Ihor with her body and received significant injuries. Seeing his sister bleeding, Ihor got out of the car and started shouting at the invaders for what they had done. Shrapnel wounds were also received by mother Tetiana. Father Roman carried the wounded daughter in his arms to get help," the President's Office said.

It is noted that the family survived and is now undergoing treatment. The President wished the Vlasenko family a speedy recovery and expressed confidence that soon they would all be celebrating Ukraine's victory together.

"It can't be otherwise when there are such strong families in our country," Zelensky said.

At the hospital, the President of Ukraine also spoke with other residents of the region undergoing treatment there, with a territorial defense fighter and a driver of the American journalist Brent Renaud, who was killed in Irpin.