Olympic Star Shooter Joins Ukrαine Forces, Warns Russiαn Troops “They Won’t Have A Chance”
Russiα-Ukrαine wαr: Kristina Dmitrenko won gold in the biathlon at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games – a sport that combines skiing and rifle sʜᴏᴏᴛɪɴɢ .
A Ukrαiniαn champion shooter with an Olympic gold to her name now intends to use her skills to protect her homeland from invading Russiαn forces.Twenty-two-year-old Kristina Dmitrenko won gold in the biathlon at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games – a sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle sʜᴏᴏᴛɪɴɢ .In February this year, she had been in the Carpathian mountains in the west of Ukrαine where she was putting the finishing touches on preparations for an international competition.
However, Russiα invaded her nation on February 24, changing everything for her.
According to Newsweek, Ms Dmitrenko was due to go to Switzerland on February 27 and then to Italy to compete but her sporting career paled into insignificance as she was faced with images of war in Kyiv and Chernihiv.This is when the biathlete decided to join the National Guard of Ukrαine where she qualified to take up arms against her nation’s invaders.
Russiα-Ukrαine wαr: Kristina Dmitrenko says she has “no fear of the enemy”.
“I never in my life could have thought that everything would be like this,” Ms Dmitrenko said according to a translation of a post on the Ukrαiniαn interior ministry’s Facebook page. The 22-year-old, however, went on to add that she has “no fear of the enemy”.
“I shoot well so the invaders will not have a chance,” Ms Dmitrenko said. She also went on to insist that she would not be fazed by swapping a biathlon rifle for a machine gun. “Whatever weapon I have in my hands, whether I am in competition or in the military, I will stand until the end,” she said in the post, adding, “victory will definitely be ours.”
Meanwhile, this comes as Ukrαiniαn forces reportedly forced Russiαn troops to withdraw from the second city of Kharkiv.
However, on Saturday, Ukrαiniαn President Volodymyr Zelensky also informed that the situation in the Donbas region remained very difficult as Russiαn forces were still trying to demonstrate some kind of victory.