Two showbiz figures, complete novices in politics, trying to run a country of 44 million people (which, by the way, is in a proxy war with Russia). What could possibly go wrong?
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky is a television comedian who really doesn’t have much in the way of policies yet—but he does represent a fresh start for Ukraine, writes columnist Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
LONDON, U.K.—“No promises, so no disappointments,” said Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky during the election campaign that made him the president last May. It was a daring, even cynical thing for a politician to say, but then he’s not a politician.
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