Volodymyr Zelensky: from comedian to wartime leader
Updated: Jun 8, 2022
Zelensky played as Ukraine’s president on TV and is now Ukraine’s president in real life
Just a few years ago, Volodymyr Zelensky was a comedian and actor playing Ukraine’s president on television. Now, he’s a wartime leader directing his country in its fight against a Russian invasion. President Zelensky had a good career as a comedian and actor. He hosted a comedy show, “Liga Smeha” (“League of Laughter”), and won Ukraine’s “Dancing With the Stars” in 2006. He also voiced the titular cartoon bear in the Ukrainian version of “Paddington.” His most important appearance on TV was being the star of the show “Servant of the People.”
Zelensky played Vasyl Petrovych in the TV show “Servant of the People.” Image taken from New on Netflix UK.
Before the invasion people had different opinions about Volodymyr Zelensky. Some people thought that he didn’t have what was necessary to be the president of Ukraine. With the Russian invasion that began on 24 February 2022, he proved that he had what was necessary and more. President Zelensky has shown a lot of courage by staying in the country and fighting with his soldiers.
Here we can see the president with his soldiers on the battlefield. Image taken from tasnimnews
Volunteers from all over the world are helping Ukraine stop the Russian invasion. President Zelensky has maintained a strong spirit in the defense of Ukraine in spite of being the enemy’s #1 target. Perhaps his most famous quote is “The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride.” It reveals that he is committed to his country and his people, and has set an example for all other world leaders to follow. I think that this conflict is going to end in the following months with a treaty made by both sides.
This piece of art was made by a 9-year-old student. We can see how the war has impacted people all over the world, and even our students are hoping for peace soon. The image was taken by Ms. Alejandra Bolaños at the school Art Expo.