DFrom his presidential palace in Kiev, he has a serious face, a calm tone. “Don’t panic,” he said. Gone are the days when the mountebank Volodymyr Zelensky chained bad taste sketches on stage, going so far as to pretend to play the piano with his penis. The one who owes his fame to a television series, servant of the people, in which he embodied a history professor who became fortuitously president, did not imagine the rest of the scenario: a war against the big Russian neighbor.
For weeks, President Zelensky, 44, has been calling for calm in the face of belligerent statements by Vladimir Putin. “We are going to win, glory to Ukraine,” he said again at a time when Russian planes were bombing his country.
In April 2019, the former…
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