Ukrainian President Zelensky Says AC/DC Gives Him The Energy He Needs

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky recently told CNN’s Erin Burnett that AC/DC is a source of energy for him when he needs a distraction from his country’s ongoing conflict against Russia.

The interviewer initially asked:

“As a human being, so many people look up to you; they rely on you. No one can imagine how hard that is. Do you do anything for yourself? Are you ever able to take a minute to read or to listen to music or something to sort of give yourself that moment?”

The Ukrainian leader replied, saying:

“I have such moments. It’s important to be in silence, to be alone. Alone, how can I be alone? Alone, I can be with music or with a book early in the morning when there are no sounds, no people, nobody. I can just read, think, think. And the music helps, really.”

Zelensky then revealed what he usually listened to, listing:

“I like AC/DC and Ukrainian music. Of course, I like Ukrainian music a lot because Ukrainian, that’s native language. That’s why you understand not only music, you understand words, et cetera. AC/DC, I don’t understand all the words [laughs], but I like the energy of AC/DC. I like Eric Clapton, Guns N’ Roses… Maybe it’s too old music?”

The president also revealed that he preferred to listen to music during his early morning workout routine between the hours of 6 and 7 a.m.

You can watch the interview below.