Born 25 January, 1978, to Jewish parents in USSR's Kryvyi Rih, Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy is a Ukrainian politician and former actor who became the sixth and current president of Ukraine in 2019. He obtained a degree in law from the Kyiv National Economic University and following this, he pursued comedy and created the production company Kvartal 95. His firm started producing TV shows for the Ukrainian TV channel 1+1 in 2003, and in 2005, the team moved to fellow Ukrainian TV channel Inter. Zelenskyy also starred in the feature film Love in the Big City in 2008, Love in the Big City 2 in 2010, Office Romance. Our Time in 2011, Rzhevsky Versus Napoleon in 2012 and Love in the Big City 3 in 2014. Due to his outspokenness against the intention of the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture to ban Russian artists from Ukraine since 2014, his romantic comedy Love in the Big City 2 was banned in Ukraine in 2018. Zelenskyy became the star of the television series Servant of the People (TV series), where he played the role of the president of Ukraine in 2015. Members of Zelenskyy's production company Kvartal 95 registered a new political party called Servant of the People in March 2018 and on December 21, he announced his candidacy for president of Ukraine on the New Year's Eve evening show on the TV channel 1+1. Zelenskyy won both the first round of elections on 31 March 31, in 2019 and the run-off election on April 21, 2019. Zelenskyy was elected President of Ukraine on 21 April 2019. Recently, Zelenskyy is in the news for standing tall against Russian invasion on Ukraine. He has also gained worldwide recognition as the wartime leader of Ukraine during the Russian invasion. More
The timing of the visit, which coincided with the second day of meetings between China’s leader, Xi Jinping, and President Vladimir Putin of Russia, set the stage for competing displays of support from the East Asian neighbors.
Rebuilding Ukraine could cost more than $1 trillion, an epic human tragedy. The world has likely forgotten that other catastrophe which began on March 19, exactly two decades ago.
Whatever its outcome, Russia would emerge as a diminished power from the Ukraine war. This would affect India’s interests in several ways. The West has come to accept India’s neutral stance and its refusal to condemn Russia. It would welcome India’s role in the peace negotiations instead of allowing China to step in
"China has shown its thoughts. I believe that the fact that China started talking about Ukraine is not bad," President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said
No one has a clear definition of victory or end goals. The Western bloc is enthusiastically pursuing sanctions against Russia for the moment but countries like India have wisely chosen to prioritise its own economic needs
Russia and Ukraine are the losers in this war from which the US has gained the most, deepening alliances and generating big deals for its military-industrial and energy sectors. But can Washington end this war?
"It is right now and here in Ukraine that the future of a world order based on rules, humanity and predictability is being decided," Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address, delivered after a surprise visit to Kyiv by U.S. President Joe Biden.
Biden’s trip, where he pledged $500 million in military aid to Ukraine, was a brazen rebuke to Russian President Vladimir Putin who had hoped his military would swiftly overrun Kyiv within days of launching the invasion last year.
Biden promised increased arms deliveries for Ukraine and vowed Washington's "unflagging commitment" in defending Ukraine's territorial integrity.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy was quoted in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera as debate rages over whether Kyiv's outnumbered forces should remain in the eastern Ukraine city, which Russian shelling has all but destroyed.
The Ukrainian head of state, who is on a surprise tour of Europe, is leaving his country for the second time since the beginning of the Russian offensive on February 24, 2022. He travelled to Washington in December.
The developments place a question mark on the fate of the Ukraine-Russia war, which approaches the one-year mark this month.
Zelenskyy issued his latest appeal for increased weapons shipments days after Germany and the United States led a list of countries agreeing to supply modern tanks.
A long-running battle against corruption in Ukraine is taking on vital significance as Russia's invasion has made Kyiv heavily reliant on Western support and it pursues a bid to join the European Union.
"Director Burns traveled to Kyiv, where he met with Ukrainian intelligence counterparts as well as President Zelenskiy and reinforced our continued support for Ukraine and its defense against Russian aggression," the U.S. official, who declined to be identified, said.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told WEF delegates by video link that Western supplies of tanks and air defence units should come more quickly and be delivered faster than Russia was able to carry out its own attacks.
"I have decided to terminate the citizenship of four persons: Andriy Leonidovych Derkach, Taras Romanovych Kozak, Renat Raveliyovych Kuzmin and Viktor Volodymyrovych Medvedchuk," Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address.
So what might be the big picture in 2023? Will the threat of a nuclear war become real? Will the world become safer, with enough gas, oil, food, economic stability, peace and harmony?
Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address that power workers repairing the grid after repeated Russian attacks had reconnected many people over Christmas but problems remained.
The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said Modi requested that the Ukrainian authorities facilitate arrangements for the continued education of the Indian students who had to return from the east European country earlier this year.
“I am in my office,” he said in a video posted to his channel on the Telegram social media app early Friday. “We are working toward victory.”
Dozens of pro-Ukrainian activists gathered near the White House on Wednesday afternoon as Zelenskiy visited Washington for his first publicly known foreign trip since Russia's invasion on Feb. 24. The group called "U.S. Ukrainian Activists" then headed to the U.S. Capitol for Zelenskiy's address to the Congress.
Joe Biden was expected to meet Zelenskiy at the White House, a source said. The visit by the Ukrainian leader would coincide with Biden's intent to send the Kyiv government Patriot missiles, CNN reported, to protect it from heavy Russian bombardment.
"Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Spirit of Ukraine are @TIME's 2022 Person of the Year," it tweeted.
Russia has been pounding Ukraine's power infrastructure since early October, causing blackouts and leaving millions without heating as temperatures plummet.