16 Mar 2022

Who is the real President Zelenskyy?

The Economist’s Oliver Carroll delves into the wartime leader’s history and asks: what will he do next?

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the TV comedian turned Ukrainian leader, who is standing up to Putin.

But the man who has become the face of Ukraine’s resistance against the Russian invasion came to power two years ago with little political experience other than playing a fictional president on Ukrainian TV.

Today, we speak with the Economist’s correspondent Oliver Carroll, who has been charting the rise of Zelenskyy, as we delve into the wartime leader’s history, psychology and ask: what will he do next?

Sources: KvartaL 95, Politico, StudioCanal/Hayday Films, CBS News, Sky News


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