Volodymyr Zelensky: what leadership looks like


Whatever happens next in Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky has earned his place in the history books. As Tom Slater argues on spiked today, this unlikely war leader - a comedian turned statesman - has reminded us why courage, stoicism and a commitment to national sovereignty matter so much. Zelensky has not only brushed off calls from Western allies to flee Kyiv, risking his life to rally his countrymen - he has also been defiant against his Russian aggressor, resisting the invasion for far longer than most outside observers had expected. Above all, Zelensky reminds us that some things really are worth fighting for.

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