Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is on the cover of the latest issue of Time Magazine. The cover story, by journalist Simon Schuster, promises to take readers into the world of Ukraine’s president and how he led the country through its most difficult times.
Text on the magazine’s cover reads: ‘How Zelensky Leads: Inside the Precinct with the President and his team’.
As the United States and some European countries rushed to Ukraine’s rescue, Mr Zelensky told the magazine that the world’s waning attention bothered him almost as much as the rain of Russian bombs. “People see this war on Instagram, on social media. When they get fed up, they will march,” he said. “That’s a lot of blood.”
During the first weeks of the war, which began on February 24, Mr. Zelensky used to request the situation report from his generals at sunrise, sometimes even before. Later, he pushed the schedule back a few hours to eat breakfast and head to the presidential rooms.
The story mentions that Mr. Zelensky once secretly drove outside the compound of the presidential house to view the devastation of kyiv. The journalist, who met and interviewed him, said that two months of war had made the Ukrainian president “tougher, quicker to anger and much more comfortable with risk”.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has entered its third month. So far, most reports suggest that Russian forces have had limited success in Ukraine and suffered significant damage in the campaign against smaller Ukrainian forces.