Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been told he has the support of TikTok users amid the Russian invasion. You can see the clip here:
Zelenskyy visited a hospital in Kyiv, where a teenage girl told him ‘all talk’ on the social media platform was about him.
Sixteen-year-old Katya Vlasenko and her family came under fire from Russian forces and, according to reports, she heroically covered her younger brother with her body as they attempted to flee their home town.
While being visited by Zelenskyy, Vlasenko said: “And everybody supports you on TikTok.”
The president smiled and replied: “So we have occupied TikTok?”
Vlasenko told him: “All talk about you, it is all about you.”
Zelenskyy then handed the teen a bunch of flowers and said: “It is not easy, but we do the right thing.”
The president has been hailed as a hero for staying put in Ukraine despite admitting he is likely to be ‘number one target’ for Russian forces.
Earlier this week, it was reported that British MPs had proposed giving the 44-year-old president a knighthood for his courage, leadership and defiance in the face of Vladimir Putin’s attack.
The Sun reports that MPs of all parties have urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to give the leader the honorary title of Sir Volodymyr.
That includes Conservative MP Bob Seely, who told the outlet: “Zelenskyy has been a true leader. He has given a voice and set an example to his people in their hour of courage.”
Neil Coyle, an independent politician who met some of Zelenskyy’s team during a trip to Ukraine, said: “Such is the leadership he has offered to Ukraine, he fully deserves the highest honour we can award to a non-UK citizen.
"He magnificently represents our values and we stand squarely by him and Ukraine in their time of need."
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen added: “Volodymyr Zelenskyy is such an inspirational leader that Putin has put a price on his head. Let’s give him a knighthood instead.”
Although only British and Commonwealth citizens can earn the title of ‘Sir’, the Queen can award honorary knighthoods to foreign nationals.
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