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Former Miss Ukraine Joins Fight Against Russian Invasion To Defend Her Country

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Former Miss Ukraine Joins Fight Against Russian Invasion To Defend Her Country

A former beauty queen and Miss Ukraine has revealed she has joined the fight against the Russian invasion.

Anastasia Lenna's Instagram page is usually littered with images of her looking glamorous and sporty, however, a recent upload has shown her holding a weapon with ear plugs and safety glasses.

Her usual flowing brown hair has now been plaited at the front so that she is ready to take on insurgents.

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In a post on social media, the Ukrainian contestant for 2015 Miss Grand International beauty contest promised that anyone 'who crosses the Ukrainian border with the intent to invade will be killed'.

According to Sky News, she added in a separate post: "Our army is fighting in such a way that NATO should apply for entry into Ukraine."

She's also called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky 'a true and strong leader' and called on people to join the fight.

Many Ukrainians have been doing their bit to ward off the Russians and some of the displays of bravery have been incredible.

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A group of locals managed to stop a Russian tank simply by walking at it en masse.

Footage, believed to be filmed in Koryukivka, in the Chernihiv region, shows dozens of civilians calmly walking towards the military vehicle.

A translated caption accompanying the clip on Twitter reads: “People stop Russian fascists and do not let them into their city!”

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Their brave actions have been praised online, with one Twitter user commenting: "Unarmed civilians walking towards a Russian tank! Ukrainian people give the world a lesson in patriotism and bravery."

Another wrote: "Amazing bravery shown by ordinary people. This video will go down in history."

This is not the first time footage has been shared showing Ukrainian residents fearlessly standing up to tanks following the Russian invasion.

In a clip shared by Ukrainian news outlet HB, a man could be seen standing in front of the military vehicles that attempt to swerve past him.

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The man then appears to move to the side to avoid getting hit. 

Posting the footage, HB wrote: “Ukrainian rushes under enemy equipment so that the occupiers do not pass.”

Comparisons have been made to the infamous photo of a man standing down a line of four Chinese tanks in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.

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His solitary moment of dissent in June 1989 remains one of the most memorable images of the last century.

The person involved has since been dubbed as the 'Tank Man'.

If you would like to donate to the Red Cross Emergency Appeal, which will help provide food, medicines and basic medical supplies, shelter and water to those in Ukraine, click here for more information.

Featured Image Credit: Anastasia Lenna/Instagram

Topics: News, Russia, Ukraine, World News

Stewart Perrie
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