World Affairs

A Hero Amongst Us: An Interview with the President of Ukraine

June 28, 2022  • Aspen Ideas Festival

Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, and since then, the war has proven longer and costlier than what the Kremlin might have expected. Ukrainian resistance has been successful in its counteroffensives, pushing back Russian forces from their original goal of taking Kyiv, though much of the country has still been devastated by the fighting. Hear from the President of Ukraine himself, as he makes sense of this war, attempts to detangle Putin’s motivations, and predicts what’s to come.


Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Richard Engel, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent