Dec 15, 2022
By Christine Ross
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a joke at the expense of Vladimir Putin on David Letterman’s Netflix talk show.
Zelenskyy’s joke mocked Russian propaganda that suggests they’re facing the combined might of NATO as well as Ukrainian armed forces – when in fact NATO has not been dragged into the conflict.
Watch the video here.
The veteran late night chat show host interviewed Zelenskyy in an underground bunker 300 feet beneath a Kyiv subway platform.
At one point in the interview, a siren sounds throughout the bunker. ‘What should we do?’, Letterman asks.But Zelensky humorously responded: ‘nothing’ and reassured Letterman not to panic and explained that this had become a common feature of life in Ukraine.
The 44-year-old Zelenskyy was a popular TV comedian and actor before making the transition to politician.