Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was named as Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” on Wednesday. former actor and comedian who decided to stay in ukraine His courage has been praised after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his so-called ‘military campaign’.
Edward Felsenthal, editor-in-chief of Time magazine, wrote: “Volodymyr Zelensky inspired the world in a way we haven’t seen in decades. On February 24, weeks after the Russian bombs began to fall, Kyiv was determined not to flee but to stay and His decision to support the rally was fateful. From his first 40-second Instagram post on February 25 – showing that his cabinet and civil society remained intact – to daily speeches to the Houses of Parliament delivered remotely, World Banks, and Grammy Awards, the President of Ukraine was everywhere. His information offensive shifted the geopolitical weather system, triggering a wave of action around the world.
Zelensky dealt another blow to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ambitions when he traveled to Sloviansk, not far from Bakhmut, part of eastern Donetsk that Russia claimed in September.
A Time magazine profile on the Ukrainian president states that Zelensky’s success as a wartime leader shows that courage is contagious.
A profile written by Simon Schuster of Time magazine reported that Ukraine’s political leadership felt encouraged when they realized that Zelensky had stuck around.
He also drew a contrast between Zelensky and former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who fled during the Taliban takeover, and compared him to his predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, who fled Kyiv as protesters demanded his ouster. And remained in Moscow.
Schuster also pointed out that German Wehrmacht leaders from Albania, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Poland, the Netherlands, Norway and Yugoslavia fled their countries and stayed out of combat in exile during World War II in order to survive.
The profile also reveals that Zelensky knew he had no military expertise, so, he left the fighting to his generals, but did what he was trained to do as an actor and comedian. Gone: Convince the world that Ukraine needs to win the war.
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