Afghanistan’s Khaama Press reported yesterday that the names of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and former Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani have been circulating on social media platforms for the last 24 hours, one as a symbol of bravery and loyalty, while the other is being sneered at for his unannounced escape and cowardice.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy has rejected US’s evacuation offer and has remained resilient and is fighting the Russian forces back since Thursday.

Emma Graham-Harrison, a western journalist who writes for Guardian has compared Zelenskyy and Ashraf Ghani’s situation while their capitals were surrounded.

At this moment when the Ukrainian capital is surrounded, the president has refused to leave, I can’t help but think of the contrast with another president 6 months ago, in a surrounded capital, Emma tweeted on February 26.