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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's incredible journey from playing a president in a comedy to Ukraine's defiant wartime leader (Hebrew)

KYIV, UKRAINE - MARCH 12: President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy holds a press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine on March 12, 2022. via Getty Images Source: Anadolu Getty

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's incredible journey from playing a president in a comedy to Ukraine's defiant wartime leader (Hebrew)

How Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy went from an actor playing president on TV to defiant wartime leader

 The Servant of the People, was a satirical TV show about a down-on-his-luck high-school teacher, played by Mr Zelenskyy, who was thrust into the Ukrainian presidency after his rant about corruption went viral.

In April 2019, within a month of the show's finale, the comedian-turned politician was elected Ukraine's president.

Zelenskyy and his wife, Olena, an architect, have a 17-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son. He said this week that they remained in Ukraine, not joining the exodus of mainly women and children refugees seeking safety abroad.

“The war has transformed the former comedian into a respected statesman

He has demonstrated enormous courage, refusing to sit in a bunker but instead traveling openly with soldiers, and an unwavering

patriotism 

Find out more about the President in this feature in Hebrew

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