“Complete disappointment”: German media on the anniversary of Zelensky’s presidency


War and corruption continue to dominate in Ukraine. After the year of the reign of President Vladimir Zelensky, it becomes clear that he will not be able to keep his campaign promises, writes the German publication Süddeutsche Zeitung.


Hundreds of explosions and shots daily, destroyed houses, killed and wounded. This is how the OSCE observers describe the situation in southeastern Ukraine, according to which nothing has changed since Zelensky’s arrival.

Zelensky’s statement that he could end the war in the Donbas in personal contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to be groundless optimism even then (a year ago). Indeed, the Kremlin’s priority remains the weakening of Ukraine.

Even promises of reform or a call to break oligarchs' dominance in the economy и policy caused skepticism. This is because Zelensky owes a lot to his billionaire Igor Kolomoisky, thanks to whose support he became president.

Skeptics, unfortunately, were right. Under Zelensky, such billionaires as Akhmetov, Kolomoisky and others remained as influential as before. Like previous presidents of Ukraine, from Leonid Kuchma and Viktor Yushchenko to Petro Poroshenko, Zelensky did not show a will for real perestroika. The reformers were again dismissed, and they continued to rule from Kiev on the basis of nepotism.

For millions of Ukrainians who bet on a new rise in their country and voted for Zelensky a year ago, the anniversary of the inauguration was a complete disappointment. Currently, little indicates that the hopes of these people under President Zelensky can be justified.
Photos used: The Presidential Office of Ukraine
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  1. King3214 Offline
    King3214 (Sergius) 21 May 2020 11: 53
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    With each new President, Ukraine has become poorer, now, with each new President, Ukraine is becoming smaller. (The thought that under Zelensky the territories will still go away). Nature balances everything.
    When in 1991, rich Ukraine "grabbed" the territories, even then there was great doubt that this "piece" would crawl into her shrill throat. While Ukraine had money that played the role of "cement" of heterogeneous territories, the territories held on. As soon as there was little money, the restraining factor weakened (and the cultivation of fascism only aggravated the situation by putting an equal sign between the words "fascist" and "Ukrainian" forever).
    Even the most optimistic forecasts do not promise abundance in Ukraine in the coming years. For a territory that was formed on the idea of ​​a "satisfying life" - this is a sentence.
  2. GRF Offline
    GRF 21 May 2020 12: 03
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    Russia benefits from weakening Ukraine.

    - unsubstantiated accusation by "respected" media. In this regard, I doubt the sincerity of the German publication in caring for the Ukrainian people, given the dynamics of quotas on the German market for Ukrainian products.
    Where is the call \ demand for peace? So pacify - "unfortunately, nothing will change, the explosions will continue, reconcile ..."
    Well, who is weakening Ukraine by indulging its regime?
    "Complete disappointment" - in the objectivity of the German media ...
  3. antibi0tikk Offline
    antibi0tikk (Sergei) 21 May 2020 13: 59
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    In vain he climbed into the presidency and indeed into politics. He was a good actor and screenwriter. I really like his “Matchmakers”. Yes, and he himself famously played the roles. And how he got into politics, he got dirty - not to wash ...
    1. beeper Offline
      beeper 21 May 2020 15: 38
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      Quote: antibi0tikk
      In vain he climbed into the presidency and indeed into politics. He was a good actor and screenwriter. I really like his “Matchmakers”. Yes, and he himself famously played the roles. And how he got into politics, he got dirty - not to wash ...

      The bogey Zelts was a mediocre self-taught artist, he played his “roles” to the “C grade”, “confused in his thoughts” and “in his own words”, without the “cheat sheet” written to him, he is not able to say anything intelligible, as well as improvise on the go (except for the banal flight "between the trickles" .... this is his while it turns out), and he got dirty - not to launder, even when he performed with “patronage concerts” before punitive-bandera-racers in the Donbass and, crouching in front of this murderer-marauding bandit, publicly called the “scum” of the APU killed by Donetsk citizens and carried other similar dirt!

      At the antithesis of the hatred of all Giblets, in our joint protest vote against the Maidan coup d'état and his proteges, at the quasi-"democratic" elections without choice inspired by the Washington neo-colonialists, most of our multinational Ukrainian population generously gave the wretched clown a unique chance to improve and "clean up" "your filthy" karma "is a chance to become a Standing Man, to fulfill your" sentence "- to" put Parsley "and stop the bloody civil war in Ukraine!
      But, alas, VAZelin did not understand this and proved himself to be as putrid "w / Bandera" as his "cartridge"! fool
      I don’t even know if the "evil clown" will be able to sit in his "office" until the end of the "presidential cadet" or he will be "swept away" before, like Yanukovych, who is also supposedly not a sucker and not a slapper, who has meanly betrayed, sweepingly wiped away the majority of the Ukrainian population, about their ostrich bast shoes about us, their constituents, and with might and main crouching-crawling before NOT voting for him (and in every possible way in the eyes of him vilifying) the Western Bandervah. request
  4. 69 Offline
    69 22 May 2020 06: 56
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    This dwarf copy of Khazanov, Kesha’s spilled parrot from the cartoon. Personally, I do not believe in such coincidences, this is fate.
  5. Serge Tixiy Offline
    Serge Tixiy (Serge Tixiy) 22 May 2020 07: 03
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    It seems that it was written not on the materials of the German media, but on the American. The same aplomb and claims to infallibility, and exactly the same stupidity. The West itself created a situation in Ukraine, led to the power of corrupt officials and supporters of making money "by blood". The West initially indulged in all these Akhmetov, Kolomoisk, firtashs and other powders. It was the West that made Ukraine abandon sales markets in Russia and, as a consequence, deindustrialization. It was the West that turned Ukraine into a "banana" republic of the African type. Nothing other than "crocodile tears," the publication of the German media can not be called.
  6. rotkiv04 Offline
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 22 May 2020 20: 08
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    I believe that Ze is a wonderful president of Ukraine, with his lack of movement moving leaps and bounds to self-destruction, so good luck, Panet Zelts.