A former Miss Ukraine has taken up arms against Russia.
Anastasiia Lenna donned military clothing and posted footage on Instagram of her training, as countless Ukrainians volunteers answered their country’s plea to sign up and resist Vladimir Putin’s invasion.
Ms Lenna, who represented her country in the 2015 Miss Grand International beauty contest, wrote: ‘The invaders will die on our land. All world see this.’
She has posted various other messages warning Russian forces about invading and encouraging her fellow Ukrainians.
Ms Lenna speaks five languages and has worked as a translator, as well as a model and public relations manager in Turkey, after graduating with a marketing and management degree, Sky News reported.
Ukrainians have volunteered en masse to help defend the capital Kyiv and other cities, taking guns distributed by authorities and preparing firebombs to fight Russian forces.
Online tutorials have been teaching many how to make Molotov cocktails, while all men of military age have been banned from leaving the country in an effort to get more fighters.