Olena Zelenska is a true figure of the resistance. A former screenwriter and producer, the first lady of Ukraine has become number 2 on the list of people to cut down. Wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the television producer plays a strategic role with her husband: “Since the election, Olena Zelenska has become her husband’s most loyal support, in particular writing his speeches. They would see each other briefly every 3 days since the beginning of the war”.
In addition to supporting the leader in his political career, the Ukrainian continues the fight on her side, on social networks: “in particular by calling on the other first ladies to mobilize”. Like her husband, Olena Zelenska chose to stay in Kiev “in another shelter” kept secret to ensure her survival. Mother of two children, Leksandra (17), and Kyrylo (9), still remain hopeful: “The sun is already visible through the smoke of the bombings,” she wrote in one of her last posts. “Everything will be victory. Everything will be Ukraine”.
War in Ukraine: Who is Olena Zelenska?
First Lady of Ukraine, the 44-year-old mother married Volodymyr Zelensky in 2003. A committed woman and now a figure of female resistance, the former architecture student met her husband at the University. Together, the spouses founded their own production company and made several popular TV shows in Ukraine, including Servant of the People, in which her husband plays the role of a man who becomes president.