Man City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko deletes Instagram post wishing Vladimir Putin a ‘painful and painful death’ as ​​Andriy Shevchenko and Wladimir Klichsko speak out after Russia launched invasion of Ukraine


Man City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko wished Vladimir Putin the “most painful death ever” in a now-deleted Instagram post after Russia invaded Ukraine.

Russian President Putin has launched a “special military operation” in Ukraine as explosions and missile fire were seen in the neighboring country on Thursday.

Zinchenko captained Ukraine three times and started his professional career in Russia
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Man City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko deletes Instagram post wishing Vladimir Putin a 'painful and painful death' as ​​Andriy Shevchenko and Wladimir Klichsko speak out after Russia launched invasion of Ukraine
This post was quickly deleted by the social media company
@zinchenko_96 on Instagram

Putin gave an early morning speech declaring an operation to “demilitarize” and “denazify” the nation, while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declared martial law and urged people to stay indoors.

Man City star and Ukraine international Zinchenko posted a photo of Putin in response, with a caption reading: “I hope you die the most painful death, freak.”

The post has since been deleted and the 25-year-old claims it was Instagram’s decision.

He continued to post reactions to the Russian invasion, including videos of planes flying overhead and images of citizens caught up in the destruction.

Zinchenko shared a message from Ukrainian soccer legend Andriy Shevchenko, who called on his country to stay strong and unite.

He said: “Ukraine is my homeland! I have always been proud of my people and my country,” Shevchenko posted on Instagram.

Man City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko deletes Instagram post wishing Vladimir Putin a 'painful and painful death' as ​​Andriy Shevchenko and Wladimir Klichsko speak out after Russia launched invasion of Ukraine
This image went viral and Zinchenko shared it on his Instagram story
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“We have been through many difficult times and over the past 30 years we have formed as a nation! A nation of sincere, hard-working, freedom-loving citizens. This is our most important asset! Today is a difficult time for all of us. But we must unite! In unity, we will win! Glory to Ukraine!”

On Tuesday, Zinchenko spoke out amid the threat of an invasion and insisted he would not remain silent.

He said, “The whole civilized world is worried about the situation in my country. I can’t stand aside and try to give my opinion.

“In the photo – my country. The country where I was born and where I grew up. A country whose colors I defend on the international sports scene.

“A country that we are trying to glorify and develop. A country whose borders must remain inviolable. My country belongs to the Ukrainians and no one can ever take it over. We won’t give up! Glory to Ukraine.”

Meanwhile, former world champion boxer and proud Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko called Russia’s actions “deadly” and “reckless”.

Man City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko deletes Instagram post wishing Vladimir Putin a 'painful and painful death' as ​​Andriy Shevchenko and Wladimir Klichsko speak out after Russia launched invasion of Ukraine
Klitschko also waded into the situation
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Klitschko’s brother, former heavyweight boxer Vitali, entered politics after hanging up his gloves and is now mayor of Kyiv, having taken office in 2014.

Wladimir tweeted: “The world is watching how reckless and murderous imperialism is, not just for #Ukraine but for the whole world. Let history be a lesson not to be repeated.




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