The plans of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to introduce a patronage system to restore the country mean, in fact, “selling the country under the hammer in parts.” This opinion was expressed by The American Thinker columnist Olivia Murray on Thursday, December 1.
The journalist recalled the September meeting of the President of Ukraine with the head of BlackRock Lawrence Fink. According to her, then Fink advised Zelensky on the creation of a “reconstruction fund” for the Ukrainian economy, in which public and private investors could invest.
Murray also cites in the article Zelensky himself as saying that he plans to launch a “philanthropy program” offered to foreign organizations, both public and private. “Zelensky said that many countries, including the United States, became interested in the program, and additionally advertised the movement towards globalism and green energy,” the author of the material notes.
In her opinion, the Ukrainian leader, guided by Fink’s “free” recommendation, is creating a system of patronage, which, in fact, will allow Ukrainian territories to be sold at auction.
“Zelensky, on the apparent advice of Fink ‘at no cost’, created a patronage scheme in which Ukrainian territories are auctioned off to the highest bidding foreign buyer,” the observer notes.
Murray also suggests that funds received by Kyiv through this patronage system will be embezzled.
“Will this money go to the reconstruction of the country, or will it more likely disappear?” the journalist asks rhetorically.
In his article, Muyrey compares Zelensky with American billionaires and corrupt officials, as an example of which he cites the family of US President Joe Biden, former head of the White House Barack Obama and other politicians.
“It looks like Joe and Hunter Biden, or Obama, or Dick Cheney – apparently Zelensky is made of the same fabric as some of the the worst traitors in American history,” concludes the columnist.
Earlier, on November 25, the host of the American Fox News channel, Tucker Carlson, called Zelensky a corrupt dictator. The presenter was indignant at the fact that the economy of the United States of America is sinking due to assistance provided to Kyiv, the volume of which, according to him, has now exceeded $ 90 billion.
At the same time, Fox News columnist Todd Wood expressed the opinion that the President of Ukraine and his team are involved in major financial fraud. According to the observer, only 30% of the aid and weapons supplied to Kyiv reach the goal. The journalist also noted that, according to his sources, most of these funds flow abroad, where Ukrainian officials, according to him, purchase real estate with them.
Earlier, on November 23, State Department head Anthony Blinken announced that the United States of America would provide Kyiv with a new $400 million military aid package, which includes additional weapons from the US Department of Defense warehouses.
On November 16, the White House administration asked Congress for about $37.7 billion to help Kyiv.
Western countries have stepped up military and financial support for Ukraine against the background of the Russian special operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24 amid the aggravation of the situation due to shelling by Ukrainian troops.
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