Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelenska has revealed that her relationship with her husband President Volodymyr Zelensky is on pause as they can't see each other for long periods due to the war. Zelenska stated that she is not allowed to meet and see her husband very often. And they are only able to meet for a very short time.
She pointed out that the relationship is not normal and also underlined that her children are also not meeting with Zelensky frequently. They are largely speaking to their father via phone.
"It's Not A Normal Relationship"
"This isn't normal. It's not a normal relationship when children cannot see their father and have to talk to him on the phone. So our relationship is on pause just as it is for all Ukrainians," she told CNN.
Comparing her family to all other Ukrainian families, she stated that all are waiting to be reunited.
Zelenska Says 'Trying to Find Happiness In Small Things'
The first lady also stressed that they are trying to find happiness in small things and trying to hold themselves in a tough situations.
She also noted that it's very difficult to hold for five months as people need to accumulate their strength and save their energy as they can't see the end of their suffering.
Speaking about Russia's recent missile strike at a shopping mall in Ukraine, Zelenska said that it was an act of terrorism as reports claimed that there were nearly 1000 people inside the building at the time of the attack.
She said she was "shocked" by the incident, she explained that she was exasperated by just how many times the methods of the Russian military have left her flabbergasted. "We were shocked many times. I don't know what else the occupiers can shock us with," Zelenska said, according to CNN.
In the early days of the war, Zelensky was separated for nearly two months from his family as he used to live in his office while his family was prohibited to stay there due to safety concerns.
Zelenska believes that her situation is no different than other Ukrainian families as they all are separated due to the war.