Ukraine's President unfollows Western leaders on Twitter
After lamenting Kiev was "left alone" in the face of the Russian military operation in the Donbass region, the Ukrainian President unfollows the US president and Western allies on Twitter.
Al Mayadeen's envoy to Kiev said today, Saturday, that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky unfollowed US President Joe Biden and Western leaders from among his allies on Twitter.
Earlier, Zelensky declared his regret that Kiev was "left alone" in the face of the Russian military operation. "We are left alone to defend our country," Zelensky said in a video address posted to the Ukrainian presidency. "I don't see anyone."
The Ukrainian President stressed that he would remain in the capital. "I will stay in the capital," he said. "My family is also in Ukraine." His statement was contradicted by the head of the Russian State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, who said the Ukrainian president left Kiev, noting that the video recordings broadcasted yesterday were recorded in advance.
Today, the Russian Sputnik agency reported that the Ukrainian President had left the capital for the city of Lvov.
Volodymyr Zelensky's first appearance came on Ukrainian television screens as the head of state in a popular comedy series in the country.
The former comedian becomes president
For a long time, Volodymyr Zelensky was seen as a former actor who accidentally became Ukraine's president. Although he still needs to convince his compatriots that he is a strong statesman, he has emerged with a new face as the crisis with Moscow escalated.
The Ukrainian President's political adventure began as a joke on the evening of December 31, 2018, with the televised announcement of his candidacy for the presidential elections.
He rose to prominence after playing a stingy history teacher in the TV series "Becoming President" after one of his students filmed him speaking out against corruption and posted the clip online. That evening, it became a hit as the country was undergoing profound change.
A pro-EU coup in 2014 toppled Kremlin-backed leader Viktor Yanukovych and brought in a new political team.
Ukrainians watched the president in the comedy show make crude jokes to his wife and go to work on a bicycle with a terrified look.