“Time” magazine has named President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky as the person of the year 2022, also paying tribute to the “spirit of Ukraine” in the face of the Russian invasion. The decision of the Ukrainian head of state not to flee his country and to stay in kyiv was welcomed by the magazine.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, who embodied his country’s resistance to the invasion of Russia, has been named personality of the year 2022 by the American magazine Time, who also paid tribute to the “spirit of Ukraine”. “Whether the battle for Ukraine engenders hope or fear, Volodymyr Zelensky has galvanized the world in a way we haven’t seen in decades,” wrote Time editor Edward Felsenthal. , for whom the choice this year had “never been so clear”.
Zelensky’s decision to stay in Kyiv hailed
“For proving that courage can be as contagious as fear, for inspiring people and nations to unite in defense of freedom, for reminding the world of the fragility of democracy – and peace – Volodymyr Zelensky and the Spirit of Ukraine are TIME’s 2022 Personality of the Year,” the New York-based magazine added.
“In the weeks since the Russian bombardment began on February 24, his decision not to flee Kyiv but to stay and rally support was crucial. From his first 40-second Instagram post on February 25 – showing that his cabinet and civil society were intact and in place – to daily speeches delivered remotely to institutions like parliaments, the World Bank and the Grammy Awards, the President of Ukraine was everywhere,” the editor-in-chief of the Time. In 2021, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, boss of SpaceX and Tesla, and who has since bought Twitter, was honored.
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