UKRAINE: Following a car accident in Kyiv on Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been declared to have sustained “no major injuries.”
The president’s press secretary said in a statement that “a car crashed with the car of the President of Ukraine and escort vehicles.”
According to the report, the ambulance driver received emergency care from the doctors travelling with Zelenskyy.
The statement said, “A doctor evaluated the president; no significant injuries were observed.” Authorities are investigating the circumstances of the incident.
Five days after the nation’s forces reclaimed the city, Zelenskyy visited the recently liberated Izium in the northeastern part of Kharkiv earlier on Wednesday.
Zelenskyy was captured in pictures posted to an army unit’s Facebook page during a ceremony to hoist the Ukrainian flag over the city hall in the main square. The deputy defence minister, Hanna Maliar, was also present.
“Earlier, when we looked up, we always looked for the blue sky. Today, when we look up, we are looking for only one thing — the flag of Ukraine,” Zelenskyy said in a post on the presidential Telegram channel.
“Our blue-yellow flag is already flying in the de-occupied Izium. And it will be so in every Ukrainian city and village. We are moving in only one direction – forward and towards victory.”
As a major city tried to manage damage to its water system from Russian missile attacks, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy heard personally what citizens in recaptured northeastern villages went through while under the control of Russian forces.
According to officials, officials fired eight cruise missiles at Kryvyi Rih on Wednesday, the largest city in central Ukraine with a pre-war estimated population of 650,000.
“The water pumping station was destroyed. The river broke through the dam and overflowed its banks. Residential buildings are just a few meters from the river,” Ukrainian legislator Inna Sovsun said on Twitter.
In a video message aired early Thursday, Zelenskyy claimed that the missile attacks hit the dam holding back the Karachunov reservoir. He claimed that despite being used daily by hundreds of thousands of civilians, the water infrastructure had little military use.
After Zelenskyy’s return to Kyiv from the Kharkiv region and hearing from his office that his car had crashed with a private vehicle in the capital, the footage was made public.