On Wednesday, December 7, the American magazine “Time” chose Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as Person of the Year“Soul of Ukraine”.
“Whether the fight for Ukraine sparks hope or fear, Volodymyr Zelensky has galvanized the world in a way not seen in decades.”wrote Time’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal, whose choice this year was not a good fit ‘It was never clear’.
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From comedian to president of Ukraine on the brink of war, the astonishing fate of Volodymyr Zelensky
“To prove that courage can be as contagious as fear, to inspire people and nations to unite in the defense of freedom, and to remind the world of the fragility of democracy – and peace, Volodymyr Zelensky and the Soul of Ukraine are TIME’s 2022 Person of the Year.”New York-based magazine claims.
“The president of Ukraine was everywhere”
In the weeks after the Russian bombardment began on 24 February, his decision not to flee Kyiv but to stay and gather support was decisive. From his first 40-second Instagram post on Feb. 25—showing that his government and civil society were intact and in place—to daily remote speeches to institutions like parliaments, the World Bank, and the Grammy Awards, the president of Ukraine has been everywhere.”Developed the “Time” editor.
On the cover of the magazine, the face of the former comedian-turned-president of Ukraine, 44, with a multi-day beard and the khaki jacket that now symbolizes him in the world, is flanked by civil society figures, and overcomes a crowd of protesters carrying the country’s blue and yellow flags.
Zelensky sings the Ukrainian anthem in Kherson, liberated from Russian forces
Among them is Dr. Irina Kondratova, Who helped mothers give birth in the basement of the hospital during the bombing? ; engineer Oleg Kotkov who allowed the country to maintain its own internet connection network; editor-in-chief of the “Kyiv Independent” Olga Rudenko; Chef Yevgen Klobutenko, Turning his restaurant into an emergency canteen Or war surgeon Dr. David Nutt.
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In 2021, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, president of SpaceX and Tesla, who has since bought Twitter, is honored. And in 2007, it was Russian President Vladimir Putin who chose during that end-of-year meeting that “time,” born in 1923, passed in 1927.
The cover of Time is accompanied by a long report by one of its journalists, Simon Schuster, who interviewed the Ukrainian president. “The Russians must understand… they will not forgive. They will not be accepted in the world.”in particular the launch of Volodymyr Zelensky.