Zelensky lookalike fled Ukraine thanks to fake Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin

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UKRAINE – Volodymyr Zelensky was able to flee Ukraine thanks to Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un. Surprising? No, if we are talking about the look-alikes of these three heads of state involved in a crazy story against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine. It is told by the Washington Post, who was able to talk to the three protagonists.

Umid Isabaev is 41 years old. He is the look-alike of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who has become a national hero since the invasion of the Russian army. More problematic, the real Zelensky, who stands up to the Kremlin, is wanted by the Russian army. When war broke out on February 24, his look-alike quickly realized that his situation could become very complicated.

Thousands of miles from war, somewhere in Asia, Howard X (he refuses to give details of his identity), who has imitated the North Korean dictator since 2013, tells the American daily that he saw the bombs fall in Ukraine and quickly thought of Umid Isabaev. He never met him but the two had appeared in a documentary about lookalikes of political figures in 2020.

“An Unexpected Proposal”

He considers himself “too big to fight” alongside the international legion created by the real Volodymyr Zelensky, but he “can help” his lookalike financially to flee to Poland. VShis is not the first time that Howard has thought of his colleagues. Last year he would also have helped Abbas Alizada, the Afghan Bruce Lee, when the country fell to the Taliban.

Howard then sends a message to Umid Isabaev. “It was an unexpected proposal,” recalls the latter, who especially no longer knew who to trust. “The war had started, I didn’t know what to do.” Howard, for his part, contacts one of his Polish friends, a lookalike… of Vladimir Putin. Slawomir would even be the most famous copy of the master of the Kremlin, points out the washington post. For example, he participated in the clip of Duran Duran Anniversary in 2021, alongside many other (false) personalities.

Slawomir, stage name Steve Poland, met Howard in 2017 while shooting a commercial with a Donald Trump lookalike. After talking about it with his friend who lives in Asia, he also decides to get in touch with Umid Isabaev to help him cross the border. According to Slawomir, Umid Isabaev “was followed all the time by Russian soldiers who wanted to take him to Moscow to spread propaganda against Ukraine”.

This is how Umid Isabaev left kyiv to go to Poland and on March 12, he finally crossed the border. The trip would have lasted a week. Howard sent her a car and told her he paid for the hotel. Arrived safely, Umid Isabaev meets Slawomir and the two have a glass of beer in a bar. Since then, “I see him almost every day”, says the fake Putin to the Washington Post. “We’re friends.”

See also on The HuffPost: During the war in Ukraine, animals cared for thanks to these Polish vets

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