Zelenskyy hospital visit to wounded teen offers a moment of TikTok levity

KYIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr #Zelenskyy visited a wounded 16-year-old girl in a Kyiv hospital on Thursday and received some welcome news: He is a star on the TikTok video app.

After handing Katya Vlasenko a bunch of white & pink flowers as she lay in bed, President Zelenskyy said: “It is not easy, but we do the right thing.”

Vlasenko, who was wounded when her family’s car came under fire as they fled Russian forces, replied: “And everybody supports you on TikTok,” prompting a smile from the president and members of his entourage.

“So we have occupied #TikTok?” he asked. “All talk about you, it is all about you.”

(Writing by Mike Collett-White; Editing by Leslie Adler)