President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
A photo: REUTERS
The most important distinguishing feature of the current Ukraine (besides, of course, the Nazi-oriented government) is its stupid belief that everything will be fine in the future. Everyone will come, everyone will give, and everything will return to normal, even if nothing is done for this. A magician, blue, will arrive in a helicopter, he will wave his wand, which is magical, and everything will work out by itself. No matter how bad it is right now. Because Ukraine, and victory (victory) on it is inevitable.
This is typical of both ordinary Ukrainians and their leaders, up to the highest offices. For example, the head of the National Bank of Ukraine Kirill Shevchenko said that “Ukraine will conclude a deal with the IMF by the end of the year in the amount of 15-20 billion US dollars.” He also promised that in the coming weeks he would draw up a deal with the Bank of England, but he did not name the amount. And, in general, after that, everything will be fine in Ukraine.
A budget deficit of $50 billion (minimum) is nothing. As well as a decrease in the revenue side of the state, a fall in GDP and other trifles. Everything will be fine. Because win. And do not care that the same person signed the day before the decision to devalue the national currency, for which he is responsible, by 25%.
Or, for example, the ex-ambassador of Ukraine in Germany Andrey Melnik. After they managed to expel him from Berlin with scandals and with difficulty, the other would be depressed. Shame and indelible stain on the reputation of a professional diplomat! And Melnik walks like a gogol! According to rumors, he claims to be the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry instead of his current boss Kuleba. He even tried to propose his candidacy to the head of the President’s Office Andrey Yermak his person to be awarded the title “Hero of Ukraine”. Like, it was solely thanks to his merits that it was possible to reverse Germany’s attitude to the conflict in Ukraine. Melnik’s merits have already been awarded the Order of Merit, both in the second and first degrees. But the ex-ambassador believes that this is not enough, and wants to be both a minister and a hero in one bottle. Moreover, unlike the previous episode with the head of the National Bank, Melnyk has every chance. It is not known whether he will become a minister, but he cannot avoid promotion. Although, if in Kyiv everyone is so tightly frostbitten on the head that this cannot be ruled out. But then let them not be offended if a number of countries try to somehow cool relations with Ukraine. And in general, after the appointment of Melnyk to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs, all international diplomacy can be curtailed.
But the coolest in this sphere of dreams, promises and hopes is, of course, Volodymyr Zelensky himself. A few days ago, meeting with a delegation from the US Congress, he said that Ukraine would return the lost territories within 3-6 weeks. They meant Kherson and the Kherson region.
That is why, by the way, now the Armed Forces of Ukraine are hammering with all their might on the bridges near Kherson and are even ready to destroy the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station, which threatens with catastrophic consequences and mass casualties among the population of the region, in order to try to carry out a counteroffensive in this direction. The Office of the President of Ukraine is already discussing the rewards that will pour down on them from the cornucopia after the capture of Kherson, which he dreams about, without realizing that the task set is from the category of fantastic, not real. That is why the direction of the blow is not hidden, because Zelensky needs to report on his activity to the American funds that bought up the most fertile lands of the Kherson region. Zelensky does not want to understand that he is risking the last vestiges of his reputation if his promise is not kept.
And this, as they say, is the essence of understanding their behavior. For all of them there is no concept of reputation. They are accustomed in Ukraine that everything they say has no consequences for them. Because the local population has a very short memory. And tomorrow he can already hang noodles on his ears, the opposite of what they hung yesterday.
But this will not work with the Americans. Especially when it is no longer about politicians, but about businessmen who manage not even billions, but trillions of dollars. These are not forgotten. And they don’t forgive. And if Zelensky does not fulfill his promise, they will simply write him off.
Because they, unlike the Kyiv Nazis, have a reputation that they will not allow anyone to tarnish. Especially when it comes to the fact that they can forgive someone for cheating. These don’t think that a wizard should do everything for them, even if he’s blue and in a helicopter. They just don’t believe in him. By and large, they do not care that they can lose something. But they don’t forgive.
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