“In President Zelenskyy, the people of Ukraine have a leader worthy of their bravery and resilience, while citizens across the country… fight for their homes and freedom,” wrote US President Joe Biden. In the Russian war against his country, Zelenskyi “left his mark on history”.
Meanwhile, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, on whom the imprisoned Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny comments, is also on the “Time” list of the most influential people of the year. «Perhaps Vladimir Putin’s real mission is to teach lessons. … In 2022 he was particularly good at it, »writes Navalny for the renowned magazine.
“He reminded us once again that a path that starts with ‘just a little election rigging’ always ends with a dictatorship. And a dictatorship always leads to war. It’s a lesson we shouldn’t have forgotten,” Navalny continues. Time has published the list annually since 1999.