Ukrainian drag queen leaves sequins behind to fight against Putin’s invasion

A Ukrainian drag queen has swapped glitter and sequins for army scrubs after joining the fight against the Russian invasion.

Arthur Ozerov performs as the blonde-haired glitzy Aura in their home country but now the 32-year-old has decided to join the fight to save Ukraine.

Arthur made the decision after feeling he can no longer sit back and watch his people being killed and buildings being destroyed by Vladimir Putin's troops.

He said: “I can't just sit at home and watch how people are killed, houses are destroyed.

“Victory of us! Everything will be Ukraine! Glory to Ukraine!

“34 days of war have passed – we continue to defend my mother Ukraine.

“Together to victory.”

The Kyiv-native added: “More than 30 days of war, more than a month of blood.

“I'm not a soldier in the army, but I help.

“I'm a drag queen artist. I love my country.

“Each of us is a hero and a warrior – each of us fights for Ukraine.

“We are killed, but we fight and we win.

“Ukraine will be independent and strong.”

His decision to don the army uniform was praised on Instagram, with hundreds of users commenting with a variety of heart, clapping and Ukraine flag emojis.

He becomes the latest in a long line of those with no combat skills joining the fight.

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Yesterday, two Russian soldiers died and another 28 were in intensive care after eating poisoned stuffed buns gifted to them by brave and defiant Ukrainian civilians in the eastern town of Izium, near Kharkiv.

It's thought that two soldiers from the 3rd Motor Rifle Division died immediately after eating the stuffed buns, the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine announced via Facebook on Saturday, April 2.

"As a result, two invaders were killed at once, another 28 went to intensive care. Their current state is to be specified," the organisation claimed.

A further 500 soldiers from the 3 Motostrils Division are in hospital with "heavy alcohol poisoning of unknown origin", reports The Mirror.

The deaths had been written off as “non-combat losses”, the Daily Mail reported.

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