Olena Zelenska, wife of Ukrainian prez Volodymyr Zelenskyy, is a screenwriter. Know the First Lady


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy with his wife Olena Zelenska

Strong points

  • Olena Zelenska became the first lady of Ukraine in 2019
  • Zelenska showed her support for the women who took up arms to fight the Russians
  • Zelenska is a screenwriter, credited for writing the comedy show Servant of the People

The fighting continues as Russia’s ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine entered day seven, when a new round of peace talks is expected to take place. Former Ukrainian actors, young athletes and even sports legends have taken up arms to defend their nation in the war against Russia. Even the country’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, took up arms to defend his country and refused offers from the West for safe access for him and his family.

Meanwhile, an Instagram post was shared by Zelenskyy’s wife, Olena Zelenska, in which she claimed to be at an unknown location with their two children, waiting for the uncertainty to pass. She wrote, “I won’t have panic and tears. I will be calm and confident. My children are watching me. I will be beside them. And beside my husband. And with you (sic).”

This post has received many supportive comments and netizens have also praised the courage she has shown in these difficult times. Many now want to know more about Zelenska, the First Lady of Ukraine.

Who is Olena Zelenska?

Zelenska is a screenwriter. According to a report, she studied architecture but changed careers at some point in her life. After focusing her energies on writing, she worked as a screenwriter on her husband’s Ukrainian comedy Servant of the People. Zelenskyy played the President of Ukraine (per People.com). The show ran for three seasons. Together they also founded Kvartal 95 Studio.

The love story of Zelenska and Zelenskyy

According to the report, Zelenska and Zelenskyy met at university. Zelenskyy was a law student who dreamed of being a successful comedian, which he eventually became. Prior to 2014, Zelenskyy had a career in theater and comedy.

The political ambition of the husband

Zelenskyy made the political leap in 2014 and won the election by securing 73% of the vote in the 2019 elections. He beat Petro Poroshenko. Apparently, Zelenska disapproved of her husband’s decision to enter politics.

The causes of Zelenska

After becoming the First Lady of Ukraine, Zelenska used the stage to speak about children’s health, gender equality, the child nutrition system, equal opportunities for all Ukrainians and cultural diplomacy.

Zelenska’s position on the war with Russia

Zelenska believes that Ukraine will emerge victorious from the war against Russia. She also said she was proud of the Ukrainian women who are fighting in this war. “There will be spring, there will be victory, there will be Ukraine!” she posted on Instagram.