The president of the national committee of Miss Ukraine denounces the “shameful war” of Russia and condemns the “genocide”


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Veronika Shchiptsova, head of the national committee for the Miss Ukraine beauty pageant, is in disbelief at the horror her war-torn country and its civilians face at the hands of Russian soldiers and their President Vladimir Putin.

As the head of Ukraine’s annual beauty pageant, Shchiptsova strives to undertake charitable and social initiatives and cultural projects with her team. But for the past two weeks, the head of the committee has focused on what her team can do to help innocent civilians whose lives have been threatened, and worse, taken.

In an interview with Fox News Digital, Shchiptsova condemned Russia’s “full-scale war”.

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Miss Ukraine Earth 2019 Julia Moseiko makes camouflage nets amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
(Courtesy of Miss Ukraine National Committee)

“On February 24, Russian military forces invaded the territory of the Ukrainian sovereign state. A full-scale war began,” Shchiptsova said. “We, as a team of the National Committee of Miss Ukraine, like millions of Ukrainians, slept peacefully in our beds. The bombing took place in many parts of Ukraine at the same time. Airports , residential buildings, central squares, hospitals , kindergartens have been destroyed and the destruction continues.I insist, a shameful full-scale war is taking place in Ukraine, unleashed by the Russian Federation for no reason.

The head of the national committee for the Miss Ukraine pageant went on to share the horrific scenes witnessed by hundreds of thousands of people in the country.

“This war has signs of genocide. Peaceful people are dying every day, ordinary citizens of towns and villages are bombarded round the clock by missiles, bombed by planes and simply shot in the streets by the Russian occupiers when they manage to break into Ukrainian settlements,” she continued.

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Miss Ukraine International 2018 Bogdana Tarasik donates blood amid the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Miss Ukraine International 2018 Bogdana Tarasik donates blood amid the Russian-Ukrainian war.

“It’s impossible to believe, but the occupiers fire rockets even at a maternity ward, the last medicines and food are taken away from the elderly.”

Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine has forced civilians without prior military experience to make the unfathomable decision to take up arms. Meanwhile, the United Nations estimated on Tuesday that more than 2 million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion began. All the while, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been dubbed a hero to all corners of the world for joining the fight.

The fearlessness of Ukrainians is not lost on Shchiptsova.

“Our defenders are selflessly fighting for Ukraine, its European choice and its democratic values ​​at the cost of their own lives,” she said. “We realize that no one will fight the aggressor for us.”

Still, the leader of the Miss Ukraine National Committee went on to explain how those watching around the world can do their part to help her country. She asks viewers to condemn Putin and denounce Russian “propaganda”.

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“We call on the entire civilized world. You can provide humanitarian aid, by all possible means to spread the truth about this terrible war, about the real aggressor, you can persuade the citizens of their country to protest against the war, if you have friends or acquaintances in Russia, tell them the truth,” Shchiptsova asked. Orwell. You can ask your governments to provide us with technical equipment and financial assistance.”

Right now, Shchiptsova said the most necessary thing is to “close the airspace, because the greatest losses inflicted by the aggressor are due to criminal bombings and rocket fire from the sky.”

“Ukraine and its people are heroically fighting against the revival of fascism in the person of Russian troops and personally of their commander. If we don’t stop these scoundrels, the war can go as far as Europe,” she said. warned. “There is no need to have any illusions about the true intentions of the Putin regime.”

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In a message to Americans, Shchiptsova called for “truthful information” about the war to be released.

“This can help stop the escalation and protect civilians in our country. Only with such informational support will Europe, together with the United States, close the skies over Ukraine. “, she continued.

Ultimately, Shchiptsova said her vision of an ideal outcome for Ukraine was the “immediate end” of the war.

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“The end of Russian aggression and the court in The Hague for all involved in the Ukrainian genocide,” she said.

As the head of the Miss Ukraine pageant, Shchiptsova said she asked for support from other international beauty pageants. She also hopes that the next Miss Ukraine pageant “will take place in peaceful conditions on the territory of sovereign Ukraine”.

On Tuesday, Veronika Didusenko, who was crowned Miss Ukraine in 2018, appeared with women’s rights lawyer Gloria Allred at a press conference during which she described her harrowing journey fleeing Ukraine with his son in the midst of Putin’s war.

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US officials estimated that more than 3,000 Russian soldiers were killed in Ukraine, or about one for every 300 in the Russian military on active duty.

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that “Russian forces are now shelling the humanitarian corridor from Zaporizhzhia to Mariupol.”


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