Russian State Duma: Zelensky left Ukraine
The Chairman of Russia's State Duma says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has left Ukraine.
The Chairman of the Russian State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, said on Friday that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has left Ukraine for Poland.
In a statement on his Telegram channel, Volodin said Zelensky left Ukraine, and Ukrainian MPs have said that they cannot find him in Lvov.
Volodin had announced on February 26 that Zelensky left Kiev for Lvov.
A few days ago, a senior official in the US Department of Defense revealed the US concern about Zelensky's safety.
"Obviously, we remain concerned about his safety, of course. We do. And we are in touch with him," the official told reporters.
The United States had offered to evacuate the Ukrainian president on February 24 "to avoid being captured or killed by advancing Russian forces."
Citing US and Ukrainian officials, The Washington Post claimed Zelensky refused to leave the country, vowing to remain in charge of his government despite "grave personal risks."
Adam B. Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, had revealed that the US was "ready to assist him in any way," adding that the US made Zelensky aware "not only of the threat of Russian invasion, now a reality, but also the threat to him personally."