War in Ukraine, the dramatic account of Andriy Shevchenko

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“I was about two kilometers from the attack.”

Already the protagonist of countless peace initiatives to stop the Russian-Ukrainian conflict ravaging his country, Andriy Shevchenko, Rossoneri legend and former Ballon d’Or, was recently in Kiev, where he also met with President Zelensky.

Straight from the war zone, the former soccer player told Sky Sports microphones about the moments of terror he experienced firsthand during a Russian attack brought to the Ukrainian capital with drones: “I was about two kilometers from the attack. One of the power plant generators was hit. As we know, the Russians are trying to attack key infrastructure. The feeling of the explosion was very strong. When I went to the war zone, I knew this could happen,” he began.

“It is an incredible feeling when you go there. People are suffering, but they are very united. We know what we have to do, we know how to survive, we know we have to stick together. When the power comes back on in some places, you call your friends and invite them over, take a shower, share some food. This is what people do, just cooperate just to try to help each other. For us to surrender is just the last extreme option,” he concluded.

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