Zelensky Brings His Olive Green Sweatshirt to Congress

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine came to Washington wearing his reality on his sleeves.

He never donned the political camouflage of a suit.

The olive green sweatshirt, with its little Ukrainian trident embroidered at the neck, cargo pants and boots that President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine wore on his trip to Washington may seem the least important part of the highly choreographed and powerful piece of political theater that was that diplomatic event, but they were also a telling detail: a reminder of what exactly the purpose of the surprise visit had been.

Namely, that despite the fact that it was Mr. Zelensky’s first foreign trip since the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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