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Did Marco Rubio reveal Zelensky's secret location?

The Florida Senator has come under fire for sharing pictures of the Ukrainian President while he was speaking to Congress, after being told not to.

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A Saturday morning call between Ukrainian President Zelesnkyy (learn more about his surname) and US lawmaker was supposed to garner further support for Ukraine in its war with Russia. However, making headlines are the actions of two senators which could endanger the life of Zelenskyy.

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Marco Rubio under fire for Zelenskyy screenshots

After being told before the meeting that sharing images of the Ukrainian president during the meeting could put his life at risk, Republican Senators Steve Daines and Marco Rubio posted screenshots to Twitter during the meeting. More than 280 Congressmen and women were in attendance to the Zoom call.

It has been reported that President Zelenskyy has dodged three assassination attempts since the beginning of the war, and his location is a closely guarded secret. He discussed how he thinks the US can help Ukraine, as well as detailing atrocities committed by the invading Russians.

That Marco Rubio is the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence should be a cause for concern considering the request from Ukraine and the danger their president is under in an active war zone.

Daines and Rubio's tweets were met with scorn by fellow lawmakers and other observers on social media. Here is a selection of the reactions on Capitol Hill and beyond to the reckless move from the two.