Ukrainians living in the same city as President Volodymyr Zilenskyy have called him a symbol of Ukraine's struggle against Russia.
Since the Russian invasion started over three months ago, the Ukrainian president has been a familiar face.
Many Ukrainians living in Kryvyi Rih said that Zelenskyy was a blessing and they believed he would protect their country.
We trust him. He is a man we are proud of. We believe that everything will be okay with him.
Liudmila, another woman, stated that Zelenskyy was "bold" and "simple" when she played football with her son.
In 2019, the former comedian and actor was elected president. He has been leading Ukrainians in their defense of their country and insists that he will stay to defend it in case Russia invades.