Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with “the spirit of Ukraine” is Time’s Person of the Year for 2022. The magazine announced it. Zelensky was awarded the same honor two days ago by the ‘Financial Times’.
“This year’s choice was the clearest in living memory”, explained the leaders of ‘Time’ in announcing the choice which includes, together with Zelensky, the ‘spirit of Ukraine’. “Whether your reactions to the battle for Ukraine are one of hope or terror, Zelensky has galvanized the world in a way we haven’t seen in decades.
The decision not to leave Kiev as the Russian bombs began to fall was momentous. From his first 40-second Instagram post on Jan. 25 showing that Ukraine’s government and civil society were intact, to near-daily speeches at Westminster, the World Bank and the Grammys, the president of Ukraine has been omnipresent. His media offensive has shifted the geopolitical balance igniting a wave of action that has swept the globe.”