Who is Iryna Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister and First Lieutenant of Zelensky?
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Since the start of the Russian offensive in her country, the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, a former army officer and former local elected official, has established herself as the other leading political figure alongside the leader of the Ukrainian state.
This Wednesday morning, on the fourteenth day of the Russian invasion, it was again she who came to the desk to announce a new agreement with Moscow on the evacuation of civilians. Yet another ceasefire supposed to allow the evacuation of his compatriots under fire from the Russian army. Iryna Verechchuk, 43, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, looks drawn and wears a khaki sweater. The same scene is repeated day after day, in the same sober decor adorned with a Ukrainian flag. Since President Volodymyr Zelensky donned the uniform of a warlord, Iryna Vereshchuk has been the other Ukrainian government figure with a prominent role. It is up to her to multiply the press releases on the talks concerning the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe.
On social networks, images of Iryna Vereshchouk sporting a serious face and a bulletproof vest have replaced the photos where the Deputy Prime Minister, in a suit and impeccable brushing, fixed the objective with a bright smile. The one who says she dedicates her life to Ukraine has co…