There is a lot of controversy over the Russian/Ukraine conflict, and rightly so. The issue is quite complex, not to mention the added complication arising from the fog of war and media bombardment.
Through all the confusion, a few points of clarity rise to the top.
First, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy is demonstrating clear and decisive leadership of his country in a time of war. He is playing for real and leading by example. When offered transportation out of his country, his response has been "The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride".
Second, his example is working. The number of men and women taking up arms against the Russian invasion is likely largely in part due to President Zelenskyy's leadership. There are many examples of Ukrainian celebrities and pro-athletes staying in country and fighting for their homeland.
Lastly, President Zelenskyy stands defiantly against a superior force invading his homeland's sovereignty. Two things can be true: Ukraine is no shining example of democracy, yet Russia is wrong to invade. It is important to set the precedent that rogue superpowers will not be tolerated.
President Zelenskyy's leadership is bringing to light weak leadership around the globe, including here at home. America needs to draw a hard line in the sand against bullies. Most notable, China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, etc.
The Ukrainian people are proud of their President, they are honored to follow his lead and fight for their homes. This patriotism is certainly stemming, at least in part, from the nations leader.
Lastly, the humanitarian crisis being created by the Russian invasion requires strong leadership. Regardless of his previous record on policy, President Zelenskyy is getting the job done. Fewer people will die in this conflict thanks to him.
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