“We defend. We fight. We don’t have a choice” Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian footballer
Andriy Shevchenko, speaking to Jamie Redknapp for The Daily Mail, described how he learned the war had started from a call from his mother and gave a heartbreaking account of the effect that bombs being dropped on his country has had.
“I was sleeping. I got a call. It was my mum. She said: ‘The war has started.’ We couldn’t believe that Russia would take that step and start the war. We were in shock,” he recalled.
Andriy Shevchenko says his job now is to help stop the killing of innocent children. “We fight for our choice, for our freedom, for our democracy. When you see the people in the street, going with no arms to stop the tank, that is so powerful. We’re going to defend to the end. Russia is not welcome,” said Shevchenko.