Leaders expectedly form governments with members of their party or trusted persons. It is not uncommon for aides to be drawn from family ties and professional circles. This is the case of President Volodymur Zelensky of Ukraine. Zelensky who was an actor in the past and has surrounded himself with former industry colleagues. Normal, therefore, one would say. However, it literally means comedians are helping run Ukraine. This article is by Andrew E. Kramer is published by The New York Times. Here is an excerpt:
Nations have chosen their leaders from among many fields, including the military and academia, but Ukraine’s government might be the first to draw heavily from television and film comedy.
Before turning to politics, President Volodymyr Zelensky was a television actor and comic, and he has placed allies with similar histories in key positions throughout the government, including top advisers, legislators, administrators and even an intelligence chief.
At a time when Russia has built up forces on Ukraine’s border and fear of an invasion is running high, Mr. Zelensky has surrounded himself with people drawn from his comedy studio, Kvartal 95. Few have any experience in diplomacy or warfare.
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