Everyone is accepted to the course, regardless of age.In Kharkiv, women volunteer for military training / screenshot
Residents of Kharkov are preparing to defend Ukraine in the event of a new attack by the Russian Federation . Women voluntarily study military affairs.
This was reported in an Associated Press story .
On the basis of one of the public organizations, there are courses in guerrilla warfare. Not only men are trained here, but also women, who are not few here.
They all came to the course voluntarily. The women fear Kharkiv could be one of the first targets if Russia does attack.
The age of the defenders is different, among them is 55-year-old Victoria Balesina. She believes that she must be able to handle weapons in order to fight back at a crucial moment.https://www.youtube.com/embed/DLzk5EplfdY
As UNIAN reported, on January 21, in an interview with The Washington Post, President Volodymyr Zelensky did not rule out Russian occupation of Kharkiv .
“I will say realistically: if Russia decides to increase its aggravation, of course, they are going to do it in territories where historically there are people who have family ties with Russia. Kharkiv, which is under the control of the Ukrainian government, can be occupied. Russia needs a reason: they will say that they are protecting the Russian-speaking population.After the occupation and annexation of Crimea, we understand that this is feasible and can happen.But I don’t know what they are going to do, because these are big cities.It will not only be an occupation, it will be the beginning of a large-scale war,” Zelensky stressed.
In turn, the mayor of Kharkov, Igor Terekhov, said that the city was ready to repulse a potential invader.
Also, the probability of the occupation of Kharkiv by Russian troops was also assessed by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov . According to him, there is no such 100% probability.