Volodymyr Zelensky will publish a collection of war speeches in December
A collection of Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s war speeches, with an introduction written by the Ukrainian president, will be published on December 6.
Crown, a division of Penguin Random House, announced on Monday that the book will be titled A message from Ukraine and will also include a foreword by Arkady Ostrovsky, The Economist’s Russia and Eastern Europe Editor.
“Supporting Ukraine is not a trend, a meme or a viral challenge,” Zelenskyy said in a statement released by Crown. “It is not a force that spreads rapidly across the planet and then disappears just as quickly. If you want to understand who we are, where we came from, what we want and where we are going, you need to know more about Who We Are This book will help you do just that.
Proceeds will go to United24, the initiative started by Zelenskyy to coordinate charitable donations to Ukraine. Zelenskyy added that he chose 16 speeches that he hopes will help readers “understand Ukrainians: our aspirations, our principles and our values.”
The former actor and comedian was elected in 2019. He suddenly transformed into a warlord after the invasion of Russia in February, with his passionate and defiant stance drawing comparisons to Winston Churchill, among others.