Adventure and survivalist Bear Grylls has, according to an Instagram post, successfully entered and exited the war torn country of Ukraine to meet the country’s war President Zelensky.
Grylls is a world renowned explorer as well as an ambassador for peace and exploration. Reports began surfacing on Twitter that Grylls was in Ukraine on Wednesday morning.
Grylls was, in fact, in Ukraine. He posted an image on Instagram with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, as well as a message of insight into his goal.
It said, “This week I had the privilege to travel to Kyiv, Ukraine and spend time with President Zelensky. It has been an experience for me like no other. As the country goes into winter and with their infrastructure under attack, survival for millions of people is a very real daily struggle. Through this special programme the world will see a side of President Zelensky that has never been shown before. What I wanted to ask was how he was really coping… I got so much more. Coming soon! Thank you President Zelensky for your hospitality in a trying time. Stay Strong.”
Many parts of Ukraine exist as an active warzone; security and safety for all parties would naturally factor into the secrecy as to what Grylls was doing in the Eastern European country.
The war in Ukraine has been going since late-February when Russian forces began their move on Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Kherson – three key cities in the country. The EU approved the first $537M aid package as the Russian threat escalated.
On March 1, a 40-mile-long Russian convoy made its first strike and by the end of the next day it had destroyed parts of Kherson. Russian leadership has shown no signs of stopping the war, despite numerous sanctions placed on the country.
Outdoors.com will continue to track and monitor the situation as it unfolds.
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