Volodymyr Zelenskyy is a young man of 44 years.
Zelenskyy is not a big man at only 5’7″.
The President of Ukraine is not a lifelong politician.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy is a giant of a man and a true leader of his proud country and people. He is in the right place at the right time in history.
Zelenskyy addressed the Congress of the United States today via Zoom. He had a similar message for them that he delivered to Canada and England’s Parliaments in the last couple of weeks. He told them clearly that if they want to be leaders of their country, it is not enough to talk about peace.
He challenged Joe Biden: “It is not enough to be the leader of your country. You must be the leader of the world. Being the leader of the world means being the leader of the world for peace.”
The onus is now on Biden. Will he rise to the moment and gather the countries of the free world to do whatever is needed to end these atrocities being inflicted on Ukraine by Vladimir Putin? Will he be able to find the intestinal fortitude to act in a timely manner?
The Ukrainian people need help today. This conflict is not going to wait while politicians debate and cower to the mystique of Putin. The free world has to be assertive and dictate terms to Putin, not be submissive to his threats.
Zelenskyy was an actor and comedian before taking office as Ukraine’s President. The closest he came to being a politician was playing the President on Ukrainian TV. He studied his lines well and uses them now to save his country.
He is winning the hearts and minds of the free world as he has with his people. The world says they stand with Ukraine. It is now time to get off their butts and actually stand with Ukraine.
Talk is easy.
The action takes work.
Can the world do the work to save this sovereign country from the Russian invasion?
Biden announced today he would be going to Europe for meetings next Thursday. That is eight days away.
Ukraine does not have eight days. They need swift, immediate action now.
Their country is being destroyed, their people harmed or killed, and millions have left not knowing if they will ever return. Their President is asking for help. He is not asking for others to fight for Ukraine.
He does not need fighters. He needs weapons, food, and water to arm and feed his people.
Nancy and Chuck love to be seen standing and clapping like reliving their days at a Donny Osmond concert, but this is serious business. Stop the partisanship and do the right thing for Ukraine and the world.
Your days are numbered in your positions of power. Use that time for the good and not your best interest.
Some women who had fled Ukraine to safety are returning to fight with their brothers, husbands, and sons. Channel some of their courage and do what is needed to end this carnage.
Do it today.