From comic actors to military commanders, President Zelensky praised his “coldness”

The leader, elected Ukrainian State Chief in 2019, shows his determination in the face of Russia’s offensive, which has been rampant since Thursday.

That of Volodymyr Zelensky is a rare orbit. The President of Ukraine, who was elected head of the country in 2019, is a newcomer to politics. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, there has been no sign that he would be required to assume the role of a fallen warlord.

This is a very realistic new role for the actor and the person who played the president in the hit series. Servant of the people, Available on Arte.tv from 2015 to 2019. In fiction, contrary to all possibilities, it is the professor of historical geography who becomes the head of state. In reality, the name of the series is the name of a former comedian party.

44-year-old Volodymyr Zelensky has recently been specifically targeted by a slander who reminds him of a video social network pretending to play the piano on his penis.40 years old who won the Ukrainian version of the show Dance with the stars In 2006, he was not destined to succeed Petro Poroshenko. However, he won the vote against the latter in 2019, taking the lead in the first round and then winning 73.2% of the votes in the second round. Petro Poroshenko was elected in 2014 after Russia annexed the Crimean crisis.

Early in his presidency, the leader first gained worldwide notoriety in a telephone conversation with Donald Trump dating back to July 2019.

“We win”

Given that Volodymyr Zelensky could be criticized and ridiculed for his inexperience, it is no longer this tone that Russia’s militant demonstrations began over the weeks. And especially since the military aggression initiated by Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

Very present on social networks, Volodymyr Zelensky has spoken directly to Russians as well as Ukrainians several times recently. “Don’t panic. We’re all ready. We’ll win,” he said in a Facebook video to his fellow citizens hours after Vladimir Putin’s declaration of war.

While rumors spread on Friday that he had fled Kyiv, he was in front of the Cheong Wa Dae building, especially surrounded by his Chief of Staff Prime Minister Dennis Chimigal and the Closure, without a helmet or bulletproof vest. Advisor who has released a new video.

“We are all here, our soldiers are here, civil society, society, we are all here, our independence, to protect our nation”, that day in the first video Quietly launches a serious-looking leader, proclaimed early on, “as the first target” of the Russians and his family, according to “the information (he) has (has)”. It has been identified as a “second target”.

In these latest images, the head of state has abandoned his suit and favored a green sweater reminiscent of military style.

Cold blood

Wednesday, talking Hours before Vladimir Putin’s declaration of war, Emmanuel Macron praised “the calmness of the President of Ukraine” in the face of threats. On Friday, the second day of the attack, at the French Inter, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said, “I was very impressed with President Zelensky’s calmness, his language acquisition, and the way he spoke to the people. “. ..

Ukrainians also refused to support Joe Biden’s departure and replied, “I need ammunition, not a taxi.”

Volodymyr Zelensky’s Twitter account is full of thank-you messages in Ukrainian and English to world and European leaders who are providing assistance to Ukraine.

On Friday, Vladimir Putin called Volodymyr Zelensky and his government a “group of drug addicts and neo-Nazis,” despite the fact that the president’s Jewish origin and Russian were his primary language. called.

Resistance leader

The President of Ukraine wants to be a leader in resistance to Russia’s aggression. On Friday, he urged the most veteran Europeans who want to fight to go to Ukraine. On Sunday, he talked about the creation of an “international corps” of foreign fighters.

It seems far away when the former actor seemed to borrow from a cohort of presidents and heads of government. This Monday, the first talks will begin between Russian and Ukrainian delegations at the Belarus-Ukraine border. President Zelensky has not participated in the discussion. “I don’t really believe in the results,” but “we have to try,” he said on Sunday.

In a video released Monday, the president, in Russian, urged Russian soldiers to stop fighting and “save their lives.”

“Cross your arms, get out of here, don’t believe in the commander, don’t believe in the advertiser. Just save your life,” he said.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, more than 500,000 Ukrainians have already left the country in five days. The United Nations said on Monday that it has recorded 102 civilian deaths and 304 injuries, including seven children, since the start of the Russian invasion.