Time magazine named Person of the Year. It is president Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the spirit of Ukraine. The success of the president as the leader of a warring country is that his courage extends to all his people. The United States offered to evacuate Zelenskнy, and he replied with the already epoch-making phrase "I need and ammunition, not a ride." This also inspired the Ukrainian people, who from the very first day of the war threw themselves at tanks with Molotov cocktails, stones, personal weapons and stole Russian tanks on tractors. Instead of saving their lives, Ukrainians grabbed improvised means and fled to defend their cities.
"Military theory does not account for regular dudes with track pants and hunting rifles," Ukraine’s top military commander, general Valery Zaluzhny describes how Ukrainians defended their settlements in the early days of the war.
Now Zelenskyy is in charge of the whole country. From a simple boy, the son of a miner, Zelenskyy grew into a man who was responsible not only for his country but for democracy around the world.
"They see the democracy and freedom of Ukraine as a question of their own survival," says Zelenskyy about the reasons why Russia attacked Ukraine. Obviously, the point is not in Ukraine but in the imperial blindness and the Kremlin tyrant.
"If they devour us, the sun in your sky will get dimmer," Zelenskyy to Times.
"I have not finished this great, important action for our country. Not yet," the president summed up.
In order to always remain in the focus of world attention and not let people forget about the sacrifices that the Ukrainian people are now paying for pan-European freedom, Zelenskyy and his team are developing new scenarios daily. Politicians/media personalities often come to Ukraine, the president regularly speaks at international conferences, and even a 3D hologram has been created that broadcasts the president at summits and international meetings. He was also recently named the Person of the year according to Financial Times.
"Our principle is simple — If we fall out of focus, we are in danger. The attention of the world serves as a shield," Andriy Yermak, the head of the president’s office.
It should be noted that Zelensky arrived in Kherson already 1 day after his release. The city, which was occupied for 9 months, and until that time was being brutally shelled by the Russians, needed support and confirmation that it was now really free. Therefore, Zelenskyy went there despite the fact that the entire security team dissuaded him.
"It's the people. 9 months they've been under occupation, without light, without anything. Yes, they've had 2 days of euphoria over their return to Ukraine. But those 2 days are over. They are going to fall into a depression now, and it will be very hard. As I see it, it's my duty to go there and show them that Ukraine has returned and that it supports them. Maybe it will give them enough of a boost to last a few more days," Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
This is a story about a man, about a president who loves his people and his country. And about the people who love freedom and trust their president.
We remind you that the people of Ukraine "Brave Ukrainian people" received the award named after Sakharov For Freedom of Thought.
Around the same time, Ukrainian women received the McCain Halifax Prize for their leadership in the fight for freedom and justice.
Glory to Ukraine. Glory to the Heroes.