Russian troops are closing in on the Ukraine capital Kyiv as civilians are handed weapons and encouraged to make Molotov cocktails.
Ukraine has temporarily restricted men aged 18 to 60 from leaving the country “in order to ensure the defense of the state, maintaining combat and mobilization readiness of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations”.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged people to come forward saying: “We will give weapons to anyone who wants to defend the country. Be ready to support Ukraine in the squares of our cities.”
But Kira Rudik said she will “protect our soil the same way as our men”. Rudik is one of many in Ukraine who have taken up the offer of arming themselves, with military forces looking to bolster key positions.
The 36-year-old Ukrainian Rudik, a former chief operating officer of the local branch of Amazon’s Ring, is currently a leader of a political party called Voice and has been a member of the country’s parliament since 2019.
“We received rifles in the Ukrainian parliament and for the last couple of days I was training to use it, so right now I’m pretty confident I would be able to shoot somebody if they come to my home,” she said.
“I assembled a resistance crew which now consists of 15 people, and we were able to stand up for ourselves and help our army patrol the streets.”
Speaking to Fox News, on Sunday, she said Ukraine is fighting for the New World Order for democratic countries. Watch the video here