Despite continuing campaigns of Russian ridicule against Zelensky, Yevgeny Prigozhin, an ally of the Russian president, known as “Putin’s Chef”, considered the Ukrainian president a “strong and confident leader”.
Zelensky is a strong and kind man!
“Although he is currently the head of an anti-Russian state, Zelensky is a strong, confident, practical and kind man,” said Yevgeny, who is close to the Kremlin. in a statement released Tuesday by his office and posted on the platform social media Vkontakte.
He also added in a second post: “Don’t underestimate it!”
This statement first came as an exception to the string of descriptions often released by Moscow, hitting the man’s forehead, sometimes describing him as an extremist Nazi, at other times as a clown and drug addict, the daily Telegraph reported. .
61-year-old Prigozhin, already famous for organizing dinners for the Russian president, admitted a few months ago that he founded the Wagner Group, to fight in Donbass, in eastern Ukraine.
Last September (2022), it appeared in a video clip speaking with a number of prisoners in Russia, trying to motivate them to participate in the Russian-Ukrainian fighting, in change of their release and the dropped charges against them if they survived and held out for six months in Ukraine.
However, during the last period, together with the second ally of the Kremlin, the leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, whose forces also participate in the battles, criticized the Russian forces, undermining them on the battle fronts and on the military operations that were launched on the Ukrainian soil since February 24th.