A 79-year-old great-grandmother who took part in civilian combat training in Ukraine was today flooded with praise as the country braced itself for invasion from Russia. Valentyna Konstantynovska was taught how to use an AK-47 assault rifle by the country’s national guard in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, yesterday.
This lady is going to be the poster girl for the fight against Russia. She has shown that even at her age she will not give in to tyranny and threats and has decided to do the one thing we are all capable of doing, and that is fighting for our land, our homes and our way of life.
Mrs Konstantynovska is a hero and she is a hero of young and old and shows not a sign of desperation but a sign of hope, because if you get people young and old prepared to stand up again evil then there is a hope that a better world will rise from this.
I asked Mr Points of Sue if we would fight if the same thing happened here, and we both agreed that even with our health issues we would both tip up at a military establishment and offer our services. My darling father once said at the age of 70 that he could still fire a weapon and if needs be he could be put down on a piece of land given a gun, ammunition and let him fight. It seems that the older you get the more you are prepared to fight for your country…….. Valhalla is made of heroes such as this.
I was wrong to insist that we keep out of any war with the Ukraine. I was not wrong to insist that we keep out of it if all it will do is save Johnson’s Premiership but if it saves the lives of a fine lady like this who is willing to protect herself, then of course we must help and we must be prepared to send weapons and aid.
I hope the fact that a 79 year old is willing to put her life on the life make youngsters realise that it is people like her who will be trying to save their lives and their country, and it brings a notable difference between this iron lady and the young men tipping up on beaches illegally and unwanted for handouts instead of staying and fighting for their country.
I know who I would sooner save and she is fast becoming a super hero to all of us. God bless her and keep her and her fellow countrymen and women safe.