Former Miss Ukraine Just Admitted That Her Gun-Toting Instagram Pic Isn't What It Looks Like

Turns out she didn't join the military.

Global Staff Writer
Former Miss Ukraine Anastasiia Lenna holding an Airsoft gun.

Former Miss Ukraine Anastasiia Lenna holding an Airsoft gun.

A former Miss Ukraine has clarified that while she supports her country against Russia, she isn't taking up arms.

Anastasiia Lenna seems to have confused a lot of people and media outlets with her patriotic Instagram posts after some reported that she was joining the fight against Russia.

One of her posts shows her in tactical gear holding a gun.

"Everyone who crosses the Ukrainian border with the intent to invade will be killed!" she reportedly wrote in a since-deleted post.

The posts had sites like The Independent and Sky News reporting that Lenna had joined the fight against Russia, although she has since clarified.

Lenna revealed that her posts were taken the wrong way, and she's not actually joining the fight in person. She's just trying to support those that are fighting for her and others.

" I AM NOT A MILITARY, JUST A HUMAN," she wrote in an Instagram post on Monday.

"Due [to the] current situation I want to talk! I am not a military, just a woman, just normal human. Just a person, like all people of my country," she wrote.

"I am also an airsoft player for years," she wrote. "You can Google what airsoft means. All pictures in my profile [are] to inspire people."

Airsoft guns may look like real firearms, but they only shoot non-lethal pellets.

While Lenna has taken to social media to show her support with hashtags such as #prayforukraine and #stopwar, it looks like she is not actually fighting the battle herself.

She also appears to have deleted some of the posts that may have inspired the misinformation about her in the first place, although there are still plenty of airsoft pics on her account.

Lenna was a contestant in the 2015 Miss Grand International beauty pageant.

The New York Post reported that Lenna's Instagram following had grown by more than 200,000 followers over the weekend after reports that she had joined the fight against Russia.

Ukraine's government has been distributing weapons to those who want to join in the defence of the country after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to invade last Thursday.

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