“Keep calm” … easy for her to say.
Karina Zhironkina may have put away her 2012 Miss Ukraine sash and crown long ago, but she obviously hasn’t shelved her patriotism in the face of an increasingly arrogant Vladimir Putin, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon on March 20, 2014.
Hailing from Ukraine’s second city of Kharkiv, Zhironkina was born, raised, and educated in a region of the nation that is almost evenly split between ethnic Ukrainians and ethnic Russians. She is a graduate of Kharkiv’s Academy of Design and Arts, giving the distinct impression that’s where she cultivated her acceptance of all Ukrainians regardless of where their ancestors came from.
Rather than hating her fellow countrymen, Zhironkina has called on all patriotic Ukrainians not to give into ethnic hate, which could easily turn into the violent confrontation that Russian strongman Vladimir Putin is suspected of wanting to use as an excuse to further his land grab from his fellow Slavs.
Taking to Twitter, the current physical fitness competitor has referred to Russia’s Putin as making himself look like a “complete ass to the world” due to his military incursion into the Crimean Peninsula, which Zhironkina has sarcastically called his “peace-making” mission.
Loosely translated (from Bing.com), Ukraine’s Boyar of Buff told her fellow Ukrainians, “not to go to war with our nation’s brothers (which is already beginning to understand what is going on) and watch the beginning of the collapse of the Putin regime.”