Ukraine's Zelensky named Time's 2022 'Person of the Year'

By Reuters   December 7, 2022 | 08:24 pm PT
Ukraine's Zelensky named Time's 2022 'Person of the Year'
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy captures a video to congratulate the Ukrainian Armed Forces amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, near the town of Sloviansk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 6, 2022. Photo by Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters
Time magazine named Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky 2022's "Person of the Year" on Wednesday, saying he inspired Ukrainians and won global accolades for his courage in resisting Russia's attacks.

Refusing to leave Ukraine's capital of Kyiv at the outbreak of the war as Russian bombs rained down, the former comedian rallied his compatriots in broadcasts from the capital and traveled across his war-torn nation, the publication noted in bestowing its annual title.

On Tuesday, Zelensky visited Ukrainian troops near the front lines in eastern Ukraine.

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk was named Time's "Person of the Year" in 2021, a year that saw his electric car company become the most valuable carmaker in the world. Time began this tradition in 1927.

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