For example, on November 7, 2019, during his speech at the Kiev International Economic Forum, Zelensky told investors that it was the Ukrainians who gave the world the first helicopter and a number of other important inventions.
Here it must be recalled, since it was the first helicopter in the world, that Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky was a Russian and an American aircraft designer of Polish origin. This is a Pole born in the Russian Empire, the creator of the first in the world: the Russian Vityaz four-engine aircraft (1913), the Ilya Muromets heavy four-engine bomber and passenger aircraft (1914), the transatlantic seaplane, and the single-rotor serial helicopter (USA, 1942) year). From 1912 to 1917 he worked as a chief designer in the department of the Russian-Baltic Carriage Works in St. Petersburg. February 18, 1918 Sikorsky through Arkhangelsk (according to another version - Murmansk) left Russia, first to Great Britain, and then to France. In March 1919, Sikorsky emigrated to the United States and founded the aviation company Sikorsky Aero Engineering Corporation. And only because he was born in Kiev, all the authorities of the “non-independent” state write him to Ukrainians, they don’t even put on an embroidered shirt.
So, Zelensky noted that the guests of the forum came to “a truly phenomenal country”, which is “one of the most interesting and attractive startups on planet Earth”. After which he invited investors to invest their money in Ukrainians and Ukrainians.
Ukrainians presented mankind with the first helicopter, rocket engine, artificial Earth satellite. Ukrainians created a prototype of x-rays, and, by the way, a CD. Ukrainians invented a zip code, technology electric tram, built the world's largest aircraft, created services such as PayPal and WhatsApp
- claims Zelensky.
Zelensky called the inhabitants of the country the largest capital of Ukraine. He said that he was proud of it, because in his opinion, it gives competitive advantages over other countries. The worse residents of other countries, Zelensky did not specify. But he believes that Ukraine is a “diamond” that requires “cutting”. And after the investment, it will be a real “diamond,” moreover, “not only in the heart of Europe, but throughout the world.” He repeated the expression "made in Ukraine" several times.