In an interview with the Spanish-language newspaper El Mundo, the wife of the President of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, spoke about her diplomatic work to support our country in the world.
"I am trying to explain what is happening in Ukraine in a personal, unofficial way, focusing on the stories of ordinary people. The facts and statistics are already in the media, and I'm talking about specific people who suffered from the Russian attack," the First Lady said.
She also expressed her admiration for Ukrainian women in the army.
"They voluntarily chose the most difficult path. I am very grateful to them. Thanks to them, in particular, we are here and talking after 16 months of the invasion," the President's wife emphasized.
Olena Zelenska also spoke about the difference in values between Ukraine and Russia: "While we were in the process of adopting the Istanbul Convention on the protection of women against all forms of violence, the Russians repealed their own law. Ukrainian society is moving towards European tolerance towards all its citizens. It is a slow transformation, but it is happening."
The First Lady expressed hope that Ukraine will carry out all the reforms necessary to be a member of the European Union.
"I am well aware of how much work we have to do. But I believe in post-traumatic growth," the President's wife said.