Book Review

Zelensky biography the best guide available to understanding resistance hero

Now updated and reprinted in English translation, this sardonic biography offers the clearest portrait yet of the embattled leader’s virtues and flaws

Volodymyr Zelensky: a study in courage under fire. Picture: AP

Volodymyr Zelensky’s only visit to Ireland was a fairly low-key affair. In 2017, the actor and comedian headlined a one-off musical show for Drogheda’s Eastern European community at the TLT Theatre. Afterwards, he visited tourist locations such as the Cliffs of Moher, called this country “a magical place” and expressed his wish to return here one day.

If Zelensky ever does make it back here, his reception will be considerably more lavish. As the leader ...