While almost everyone in the world suffers from the war this comedian started, now, he literally demands the west to pay him billions to reconstruct Ukraine.
According to reports, Ukraine continues to lose ground in the east, and now its leaders are inexplicably demanding a staggering amount of $750 billion dollars to “reconstruct” areas controlled by Russia.
Once widely considered the most corrupt country in Europe, Western leaders have already dumped in billions with zero oversight. Will they keep writing checks? Also today, Saudis laugh at Biden’s request for more oil.
The demands happen during his speech Monday at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano, Switzerland. The former comedian insisted that rebuilding Ukraine was the duty of the entire world, so everyone should give as much money as possible.
Zelenskyy thinks that the U.S. and its European allies as a bottomless money pit, despite the U.S. sending about $54 billion to the war-torn nation. Now, he demands more…
Here’s what Zelenskyy said via video message, according to The Washington Post:
“The reconstruction of Ukraine is not a local project, is not a project of one nation, but a common task of the entire democratic world — all countries, all countries who can say they are civilized.”
“Restoring Ukraine means restoring the principles of life, restoring the space of life, restoring everything that makes humans humans.”
The former comedian then laughably claimed, “reconstruction of Ukraine is the biggest contribution to the support of global peace.”
Zelesnkyy’s entitlement complex and tone-deaf arrogance are exceeded only by his boundless ignorance of how the world works.
They’re also totally unsympathetic to the multiple crises engulfing other countries, including the U.S., which is struggling with historic inflation, terrifying crime waves, skyrocketing national debt, and daily border invasions.
From March 2020 to June 2022, the US added the same amount of debt ($7 trillion) as the previous 215 years.
— Blockworks (@Blockworks_) July 1, 2022
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, who attended the posh conference, estimated the cost of rebuilding his country at $750 billion.
government develops the digital map of Ukraine, where we record all the damage done by ru aggression. Direct infrastructural losses are worth over $100 billion, and full-fledged Ukraine recovery plan is estimated at $750 billion. pic.twitter.com/hCn2AcD9kK
— Denys Shmyhal (@Denys_Shmyhal) July 4, 2022
On Thursday, Shmyhal gushed that Ukraine had received $2 billion in pledges since Monday. Wow! Only $748 billion more to go to reach the target.
The government team attracted in #Lugano almost $2 billion support for #Ukraine from partners. Grateful to the @WorldBank, @EBRD, @EIB, the governments of Sweden , Switzerland , the United Kingdom , business and NGOs. United in defence – united in recovery!
— Denys Shmyhal (@Denys_Shmyhal) July 7, 2022
The Western Journal pointed out:
It’s terrible that Russia invaded Ukraine. The United States and numerous Western European nations responded by imposing severe sanctions on Russia and showering Ukraine with billions of dollars and mass deliveries of weapons.
Despite this intervention from the world’s richest superpowers, Russia has not curbed its invasion, and there’s no sign it will do so soon.
Moreover, Zelesnkyy had numerous opportunities to negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but he didn’t take action to end this conflict.
While we can be sympathetic that Ukraine was invaded in the first place, once the conflict escalated, it was up to Ukraine to resolve it. No one can do this for the country.
Imagine if a bully started beating up one of your acquaintances. The bully tells your acquaintance he’ll stop pummeling him if he says “Uncle” and gives him lunch money.
Your acquaintance refuses to give up but begs for help. You and others give him sticks and stones to defeat the bully, but the bully is undeterred. Short of you jumping in to beat up the bully yourself, there’s nothing more you can do.
Similarly, the U.S. has done all it can short of igniting World War III by declaring war on Russia. It is time to focus on fixing our own problems and let Ukraine manage itself. Frankly, we have bigger fish to fry.