The title of “defenders of the year” according to TIME was divided between:
- The Informer, the first to sound the alarm after a telephone conversation with Trump Zelensky (his name is not featured);
- Mary Jovanovic, former US Ambassador to Ukraine;
- Bill Taylor, US Charge d’Affaires in Ukraine;
- Fiona Hill, former White House expert on Russia;
- Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Windman, chief expert of the White House in Ukraine.
Former Austrian Foreign Minister criticized NATO policy towards Russia