With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine entering the 23rd day, a 98-year-old World War-II veteran has offered to defend her motherland from the Russians.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed on its Twitter page that a 98-year-old WW-II veteran named Olha Tverdokhlibova is ready to defend her country for the second time in her life. However, despite her skills and experience, the elderly woman was not allowed to fight due to her age, the Ministry said.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the tweet insisted that the 98-year-old World War-II veteran will be able to celebrate another victory soon in Kyiv.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted, “98 y.o. Olha Tverdokhlibova, WWII veteran faced a war for the 2nd time in her life. She was ready to defend her Motherland again, but despite all the merits and experience was denied, though, because of age. We are sure she will celebrate another victory soon in Kyiv.”
In another post, the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused Russia of intentionally targeting a nuclear power plant in Ukraine. The Ministry further reiterated their demand to declare a no-fly zone over Ukraine to ensure the safety of infrastructure like nuclear power plants. The Ministry emphasised that installing a no-fly zone over Ukraine will protect its nationals from bombing.