Time magazine named Ukrainian President Volo-dymyr Zelenskiy 2022’s “Person of the Year” on Wednesday, saying he inspired Ukrainians and won global accolades for his courage in resisting Russia’s devastating invasion.
Refusing to leave Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv at the outbreak of the war as Russian bombs rained down, the former comedian rallied his compatriots in broadcasts from the capital and travelled across his war-torn nation, the publication noted in bestowing its annual title.
On Tuesday, Zelenskiy visited Ukrainian troops near the front lines in eastern Ukraine.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy cap-tures a video to congratulate the Ukrainian Armed Forces amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, near the town of Sloviansk, Donetsk region, Ukraine De-cember 6, 2022.— Reuters
“Zelenskiy’s success as a wartime leader has re-lied on the fact that courage is contagious. It spread through Ukraine’s political leadership in the first days of the invasion, as everyone realized the presi-dent had stuck around,” Time wrote in acknowledg-ing the 44-year-old leader.—Reuters