Ukrainian President Zelensky not seriously injured after accident

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was reportedly involved in a car accident early Thursday after visiting a battlefield but escaped without serious injuries.

According to a statement from the president’s press secretary, “a car collided with the motorcade of the president of Ukraine.”

Doctors accompanying Zelensky provided emergency assistance to the driver of the car and transferred him to an ambulance, it said.

“The president has been examined by a doctor, no serious injuries were found,” the statement added.

Authorities are investigating the circumstances of the incident.

Earlier on Wednesday, Zelensky visited the newly liberated Izium in the northeastern region of Kharkov, five days after the country’s armed forces recaptured the city.

Photos on an army unit’s Facebook page showed Zelensky at a ceremony in the main square to raise the Ukrainian flag over the city’s administrative building. Hanna Maliar, the deputy defense minister, was also present.

“Before, when we looked up, we always looked for the blue sky. Looking up today, we are looking for only one thing: the flag of Ukraine,” Zelensky said in a message on the presidential Telegram channel.

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“Our blue and yellow flag is already flying in the unoccupied Izium. And so it will be in every Ukrainian town and village. We are only going in one direction – forward and to victory.


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