A message that went straight to his heart. On February 24, Vladimir Putin spoke on Russian television to announce the launch of a “special military operation” in Ukraine, in order to carry out a “demilitarization and denazification” of the country of Volodymyr Zelensky. An attack made to the detriment of international law, and which has already caused several deaths, including civilians, while a convoy of the Russian army is currently heading towards Kiev. A declaration of war that has upset Kate Middleton and Prince William, who have publicly supported the Ukrainian president.
While he decided to stay in Ukraine despite the Russian offensive, Volodymyr Zelensky did not miss the message of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, whom he thanked on his Twitter account on Tuesday, March 1. “Olena (Zelenska, his wife, ed.) and I are grateful to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge that at this crucial time, when Ukraine bravely opposes the Russian invasion, they stand by our country and support our brave citizens,” he wrote, promising that “good will triumph. Prince William and Kate Middleton had met the Ukrainian president and his wife Olena Zelenska in October 2020, at Buckingham Palace.
In which crisis Prince William intervened?
A stance that is not unprecedented for the Cambridge couple, including Prince William, who last August had “personally intervened” in the crisis in Kabul, taken by the Taliban. Indeed, he had done everything possible from the United Kingdom to get the family of an officer he met during his time at the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst out of the Afghan capital. According to The Telegraph, he asked his squire, Naval Officer Rob Dixon, to make calls on his behalf to help the Afghan, who served in his country’s national army. The latter, eligible to leave the country by virtue of his profession, was able to board a plane to the United Kingdom with his family.
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