A shocked Ukrainian schoolboy has been left starstruck by a go to from Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The president has spent this week assembly lecturers and pupils in underground school rooms in Kharkiv, prompting the blonde teenager to do his finest impression of actor Macaulay Culkin in Christmas film Dwelling Alone.
Classes happen in a transformed metro station within the jap metropolis, which is usually focused by Russian assaults.
Components of the Kharkiv area have been taken by Moscow early within the battle, but were reclaimed by Ukrainian forces in September 2022.
Mr Zelenskyy’s go to comes as he seeks to raise spirits throughout the nation forward of Christmas, amid a renewed Russian drone campaign much like that seen final winter.
Cities together with the capital Kyiv have been repeatedly attacked in latest weeks, because the Kremlin goals to cripple the nation’s power infrastructure as freezing winter temperatures set in.
However the Ukrainian president informed the Kharkiv schoolchildren to “all the time smile”.
“I want you all the very best, I want you victory,” he added.
Russia launched one other drone assault in a single day, in accordance with Ukraine’s air power.
Ten of the 12 have been shot down earlier than they reached their targets within the northwest of the nation.