Vladimir Aleksandrovich Zelenskyy, usually known as Vladimir Zelensky or Zelenskiy was born on January 25, 1978.
He is a Ukrainian politician and former comedic actor who has been the country’s sixth and current president since 2019.
Zelensky, a natural Russian speaker who was born into a Jewish family and raised in the important Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih, was raised by Russian-speaking parents.
He graduated with a law degree from the Kyiv National Economic University before beginning his acting career.
After that, he decided to pursue a career in humor and founded the production company Kvartal 95, which made movies, animated series, and TV programs like Servant of the People, in which Zelenskyy played the president of Ukraine.
The show ran from 2015 to 2019 and enjoyed enormous popularity. Employees of Kvartal 95 established a political party in March 2018 with the same name as the TV program.
Zelensky pledged to put an end to Ukraine’s protracted conflict with Russia during his presidential campaign, and he has made an effort to communicate with Vladimir Putin of Russia.
In 2021, tensions between his administration and Russia increased, reaching a peak in February 2022 with the beginning of the current full-scale Russian invasion.
During the Russian military buildup, Zelenskyy’s aim was to reassure the international community and the Ukrainian people that Ukraine was not planning to react.
Vladimir Zelensky – Personal Information – Date Of Birth, Age, Nationality/Country – Origin & Religion – Location House Address
|Full Name:||Vladimir Aleksandrovich Zelensky|
|Father Name:||Oleksandr Zelenskyy|
|Mother Name:||Rymma Zelenska|
|Wife Name:||Olena Kiyashko (Married 2003)|
|Born:||25 January 1978 (age 44) Kryvyi Rih , Ukrainian SSR , Soviet Union (now Ukraine )|
|Job/Occupation:||Politician • Actor • Comedian|
|Resident/House Location:||Mariinskyi Palace|
|Education:||Kyiv National Economic University ( LLB )|
|Assumed Office:||20 May 2019|
|Political Affiliation:||Servant of The People (2018–Present)|
|Net Worth:||$30,000,000 Millions USD|
Vladimir Zelensky Early Life And Career
In Kryvyi Rih, then in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, on January 25, 1978, Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy was born to Jewish parents.
His mother, Rymma Zelenska, was a former engineer; his father, Oleksandr Zelenskyy, is a professor of computer science and the director of the Department of Cybernetics and Computing Hardware at the Kryvyi Rih State University of Economics and Technology.
Semyon (Simon) Ivanovych Zelenskyy, who served as an infantryman in the Red Army’s 57th Guards Motor Rifle Division during World War II, attained the rank of colonel.
The Holocaust claimed the lives of Semyon’s father and three brothers, Zelenskyy revealed that his great-grandparents were slain after German troops set fire to their home in March 2022.
Vladimir Zelensky 2019 Political Campaign
On March 31, 2019, Zelenskyy unquestionably won the first round of voting. On April 21, 2019, in the second round, he earned 73% of the vote to Poroshenko’s 25%, becoming the presidency of Ukraine.
One of the first European leaders to congratulate Zelenskyy was the president of Poland, Andrzej Duda.] On April 12, 2019, Zelenskyy was welcomed by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace in Paris.
 Donald Trump, the president of the United States, congratulated Zelenskyy on his triumph over the phone on April 22.
In a joint letter of appreciation, European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk also said that the European Union (EU) would try to hasten the implementation of the remaining measures.
Vladimir Zelensky 2021–2022 Russo-Ukrainian Crisis
Zelenskyy charged Rinat Akhmetov, a Russian and Ukrainian businessman, of supporting a plot to topple his administration on November 26, 2021.
In a statement, Akhmetov said that Russia had denied any role in a coup attempt “It is a complete falsehood that Volodymyr Zelenskiy claimed that I was being courted for some sort of coup.
Regardless of the president’s intentions, I find the spread of this untruth to be abhorrent.” Zelenskyy demanded that preventative action be taken against Russia in December 2021.
Zelensky recorded his address to the people of both Russia and Ukraine in the early hours of February 24, just before the Russian invasion began.
He highlighted his personal ties to the region and refuted claims made by the Russian government that there were neo-Nazis in the Ukrainian government.
He also said that he had no intention of attacking the Donbas region.  He addressed the Russian people in Russian for a portion of the speech, pleading with them to put pressure on their government to avert conflict.
2022 Russian Invasion Of Ukraine
Ruslan Stefanchuk, the head of Ukraine’s parliament (Verkhovna Rada), Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and Denys Shmyhal on February 28, 2022, following the signing of the country’s application for membership in the European Union.
Putin declared that Russia was starting a “special military operation” in the Donbas early on February 24.
As a result of Russian missiles hitting many military locations in Ukraine, Zelenskyy proclaimed martial law. Zelenskyy further declared that there will be no more diplomatic ties with Russia going forward.
He announced general mobilization later in the day.
On February 25, Zelenskyy asserted that although Russia claimed it solely targeted military facilities, civilian targets were also being attacked.
That day, Zelenskyy declared in an early-morning speech that his intelligence services had selected him as Russia’s top target, but he would be staying in Kyiv and his family would stay in the nation.
“They want to overthrow the president of Ukraine to ruin Ukraine politically,” Zelenskyy was urged to flee to a safer area during the largest Russian troop assault on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv in the early hours of February 26.
Both the US government and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoan offered assistance for this endeavor. Zelenskyy said that “the struggle is here [in Kyiv]; I need weapons, not a ride,” thus he declined both offers and chose to stay in the city with its defensive forces.
More than 90% of Ukrainians, including more than 90% in western and central Ukraine and more than 80% in Russian-speaking areas in eastern and southern Ukraine, backed Zelenskyy’s actions.
Zelenskyy questioned on May 30, 2022, “Why can Russia still gain roughly a billion euros a day by selling electricity,” and he attacked EU leaders for being too lenient toward Russia.
According to the assessment by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), the EU paid Russia approximately €56 billion for the delivery of fossil fuels in the three months after the commencement of Russia’s invasion.
Zelenskyy spoke to African Union (AU) representatives via videoconference on June 20, 2022. Only four of the African leaders he invited to a virtual summit actually showed up.
Vladimir Zelensky Economic Issues
In a mid-June interview with BIHUS info [uk], a representative of the president of Ukraine at the Cabinet of Ministers.
Andriy Herus [uk], claimed that Zelenskyy had never promised to reduce communal tariffs but that a campaign video in which he suggested that the price of natural gas in Ukraine could drop by 20-30% or more was actually “half-hinting” and “joking.”
Only one time was the topic of tariffs mentioned in Zelenskyy’s election platform: he promised to “reduce the tariff burden on low-income citizens” with the money obtained from a capital amnesty.
Vladimir Zelensky Foreign Policy
Zelenskyy stated during his presidential campaign that he favored Ukraine joining NATO and the European Union, but that referendums should be held to allow citizens to determine whether or not to do so.
He also thought that the Ukrainian people had already decided to pursue “eurointegration.” Ivan Bakanov, a close adviser to Zelenskyy, has stated that Zelenskyy’s program supports NATO and EU membership and calls for staging membership referendums.
According to Zelenskyy’s election platform, Ukrainian participation in NATO is “the choice of the Maidan and the course that is inscribed in the Constitution, in addition to being a tool for bolstering our defense capability.”
According to the plan, Ukraine should set the objective.
Vladimir Zelensky Net Worth
The famous Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has an estimated net worth of about $30,000,000 US Dollar equivalent to about ₦18,000,000,000 Billions Naira in Nigeria currency.