21 October 2022

The CapX Podcast: Iuliia Mendel on working for Zelensky and Ukraine’s fight for survival


Volodymyr Zelensky became a a global icon almost overnight following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February of this year. The force of his leadership and defiance in the face of overwhelming Russian force offered hope in his country’s darkest hour.

For our guest this week, Zelensky’s heroic defiance came as no great surprise. Iuliia Mendel worked as the president’s press secretary from his election in 2019 until 2021, and her new book ‘The Fight of Our Lives’  is both a close personal account of working for Zelensky, and a moving tribute to a country whose very existence has been imperilled by the Putin regime.

Iuliia joined us down the line from Kyiv, a city still living under the daily threat of Russian bombardment.



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John Ashmore is Editor of CapX.