Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named a "loser".
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[Compilation of Chen Chengliang/Comprehensive Report] EU mainstream media POLITICO Europe announced the annual list of "Europe's Most Powerful People" on the 7th. Ukrainian President Zelensky ranked first, and Russian President Putin was called "loser" in the list. "(Loser), Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, who is also on the list, is listed as a "dark diplomat".
At the end of each year, POLITICO Europe selects the most powerful people in Europe. Zelensky is selected for the first time and is the only Ukrainian on the list.
The magazine pointed out that the comedian-turned-president has convinced the rest of Europe that its future is tied to Ukraine's, and that he has made the continent reassess its strategic relationship and take defense, trade and energy security policies seriously.
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The remaining 27 people on the list were included in the three lists of "Doers", "Dreamers" and "Disrupters".
Putin ranked 9th in the list of 9 "Dreamers" and was noted as "The loser".
The magazine pointed out that Putin's dream of a great Russia is unlikely to come true. His all-out offensive on Ukraine fell apart almost from the beginning.
Still, Putin's inability to realize his dream doesn't mean he won't continue to be a nightmare for his neighbors, and his stubbornness means the war is likely to drag on.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ranked ninth on the list of "subversives" and was named "The dark diplomat".
The magazine described how the 72-year-old foreign minister and his army of diplomats managed to capitalize on the global demand for gas and food, and exploit the West's complex relationship with its former colonies, with sophisticated propaganda tools to seize everything Chances are Europe will look stupid, or worse.
The journal believes that as long as Lavrov is still around, it will be difficult for Europe to unite against the Kremlin's aggression.
The list of the "Most Powerful People in Europe" includes 18 men and 10 women. Political figures account for 14 of the list. The only person on the list of Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin under the age of 40 is " Dreamer's head.
The magazine mentioned that the 36-year-old Malinli finally broke Finland's practice of maintaining a strategic balance between Russia and NATO, and decided to join hands with Sweden to join NATO.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has been dubbed a "dark diplomat" in the "subversive" list.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky named "Europe's most powerful man".
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