Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is bravely facing Russian troops despite being a “prime target for Russian aggression,” according to a U.S. State Department spokesperson.
While Zelenskyy stands his ground, so does his wife, Olena Volodymyrivna Zelenska, who is reportedly also still in Ukraine — though the president obviously declined to say where she and their two kids are.
“The enemy marked me as target No. 1, my family, as target No. 2,” Zelenskyy said Thursday.
“I will not have panic and tears. I will be calm and confident. My children are looking at me. I will be next to them. And next to my husband. And with you,” Ukraine’s first lady said in an Instagram post on Friday.
Zelenska, 44, married her husband in 2003. The couple met at Kryvyi Rih National University, where she studied architecture and writing. They have two children, Oleksandra, 17, and 9-year-old Kyrylo.