Ukraine’s newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky’s rhetorical defiance of Vladimir Putin is rousing and without precedent, but an unsettling ambiguity hangs over his actions, writes James Sherr, senior fellow of EFPI/ICDS in Riddle.
“To the task at hand, Zelensky brings fresh and inspiring talents. His rehabilitation of the Russian language, galling as it is for much of the Ukrainian Hromada in North America, provides him with a tremendous reserve of soft power in Ukraine’s southeast, its occupied territories and possibly in Russia itself. But what if the garant in the Kremlin does not care?” Sherr asks.
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