The Ukrainian president’s motorcade got into an accident in Kiev, his spokesman has said.
President Vladimir Zelensky’s motorcade was involved in a crash in Kiev on Wednesday evening, but he was not seriously injured, Ukrainian media reported, citing press secretary Sergey Nikiforov. The driver of the other vehicle was reportedly hospitalized. Zelensky was examined by a doctor but not taken to the hospital, according to Nikiforov.
Zelensky was apparently on his way back from a day trip to Izyum, a city in Kharkov Region that was until recently held by Russian troops. Ukrainian forces claimed it over the weekend, after Moscow announced a “redeployment” of forces into the Lugansk People’s Republic.
The Ukrainian president was accompanied by French celebrity Bernard Henri-Levy. Photos from the visit shared by Zelensky on social media showed one of his bodyguards sporting a patch used by the SS-Totenkopfverbande units in Nazi Germany.