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A Ukrainian Playboy 'playmate' has thrown her support behind Ukrainian frontline troops amid Russia's invasion of the country.
Playmate Dasha Astafieva, whose Instagram account has 500,000 followers, issued statements supporting Ukrainian soldiers and their efforts on the front lines.
The 36-year-old released several posts on her Instagram account speaking of the horrors of the war in Ukraine which has seen Russian forces advance towards Ukraine's capital, Kyiv.
In one of them she said: "It is impossible to choose words and speak correctly. But today we are all asking for the help of those with whom we speak the same language!"
The post also thanked those currently defending the country, saying: "Warriors, defenders! We believe and wait, we only think about what we will wait for, and we will all succeed!
"Thank you for your will and tremendous courage and strength."
In another post to her Instagram account, Astafieva said that she and her family were still in the Ukrainian capital and were set on staying there.
She wrote: "We need to think about peace in the heart of each of us. About the world that dreams every second, every home. My family and I are in Kiev! We stay at home and are ready to protect and help everyone who needs it."
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The Playboy alumni added that she was "broadcasting from her basement" with her brother and "all our dogs".
In the post, she described the state of the bunker and those that were living in the building, with the Ukrainian writing: "In our entrance there are people from three apartments, in the shelter we and the family who live downstairs.
"Another apartment where elderly people live, who already have difficulty walking. They refuse any help and stay at home. But, we are in touch with them."
The playmate also said: "I am grateful to everyone who did not betray and love their country, was born here for a reason and even if he dies, not for nothing!
"Ukraine is an example of all this, as it turned out now in a ghostly world!
"How many days we ask for help and support .. Ukraine – An example of great spirit, fearlessness and unity in an instant!"
Astafieva was the 55th anniversary playmate for Playboy.
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