Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Newsflash
A stunning Brazilian bikini model who travelled to Ukraine as an aid worker has received death threats from a Russian soldier after posing on top of a destroyed tank.
Liziane Gutierrez, 36, travelled to Ukraine as an aid worker in March and has been sharing updates of her experiences on social media.
However, after posting images of her posing on a destroyed Russian tank, a “bullying” netizen sent her a menacing pic of a Russian soldier brandishing a knife with the warning: “I’ll find you.”
The influencer shot back: “Hey, I’ll post where I am. Just show up to become fertilizer.”
Liziane told her followers: “I’ll tell you here what happened. I don’t want to cause any sensationalism and my fear is zero, however, I was threatened by a Russian soldier.
“I received this message on Instagram with a photo of this Russian soldier telling me to be careful because he would find me. In addition to this message, I received a picture of him with a knife in his hand. I was scared, of course, but I’m not afraid of being killed. I knew about these dangers, otherwise, I wouldn’t even come, right?”
She also asked her 1.1 million Instagram followers to not report the Russian netizen’s account, saying: “We can’t report his account. I need the account active, at least for now.”
Liziane later added that he blocked the model and deleted his messages.
The defiant influencer also said that she will continue to pose with destroyed Russian military hardware while volunteering in Ukraine and celebrate every defeat Putin suffers.
In April, Liziane announced that she had fallen in love with a Ukrainian soldier after he made her a veggie meal in his bunker.
She told Brazilian media: “I met him while delivering aid at his barracks.
“We only talked about the aid and it continued like that until one day I had to sleep there because of the curfew and it ended up happening.”
She added: “Never in my life could I have imagined meeting someone in the middle of a war!”
The influencer – who settled a civil lawsuit against US rapper Chris Brown for an alleged altercation in Las Vegas in 2016 – abandoned her luxury lifestyle to aid Ukrainian refugees in need of key essentials, such as food and medicine.
She said: “I decided to come because I couldn’t just watch what was happening from my house and do nothing.
Liziane told how she fell for the unnamed Ukrainian hunk after he cooked her a vegetarian meal while they waited out a Russian blitz.
She said: “He speaks English, just about, but he can… He made me a vegetarian dinner in the bunker of the condo he lives in.
“Would a Brazilian boy do something like that? No!”
She added: “He’s 20 years old, but he has more brains than I do. I am really into him, but we don’t know how it’s going to pan out.
“Never in my life could I have imagined meeting someone in the middle of a war!”