“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
    King3214 (Sergius) 21 May 2020 11: 53
    +3
    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 rich Ukraine "grabbed" territories in 1991, even then it was very doubtful that this "piece" would crawl into its screeching throat. As long as Ukraine had money, which played the role of "cement" of heterogeneous territories, the territories were held. As soon as money became scarce, the deterrent factor weakened (and the cultivation of fascism only exacerbated the situation, forever equating the words "fascist" and "Ukrainian").
    Even the most optimistic forecasts do not promise abundance in Ukraine in the coming years. For the territory, which was formed on the idea of ​​"satisfying life" - this is a sentence.
  2. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 21 May 2020 12: 03
    +2
    Russia benefits from weakening Ukraine.

    - unsubstantiated accusation against "respected" media. In this regard, I doubt the sincerity of the German edition in taking care of the Ukrainian people, given the dynamics of quotas on the German market for Ukrainian products.
    Where is the call / demand for peace? So they pacify - "unfortunately, nothing will change, the explosions will continue, accept ..."
    Well, who is weakening Ukraine by indulging its regime?
    "Sheer disappointment" - in the objectivity of the German media ...
  3. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
    antibi0tikk (Sergei) 21 May 2020 13: 59
    +2
    In vain he got into the presidency, and indeed into politics. He was a good actor and screenwriter. I really like his "Matchmakers". And he himself played the role famously. And how he got into politics, got dirty - not to wash ...
    1. beeper Offline beeper
      beeper 21 May 2020 15: 38
      +3
      Quote: antibi0tikk
      In vain he got into the presidency, and indeed into politics. He was a good actor and screenwriter. I really like his "Matchmakers". And he himself played the role famously. And how he got into politics, got dirty - not to wash ...

      The nasty Zeltz was a mediocre self-taught artist, he played his "roles" with a "C", "in his thoughts" he was confused and "in his own words", without a "cheat sheet" written to him, he was not able to say anything intelligible, how to improvise on the go (except for the banal escape "between trickles" .... he has it while it turns out), and I got dirty - not to wash it, even when I performed with "chef's concerts" in front of punitive banderonatsiks in Donbass and, fawning at this murderous-marauding bandot, publicly called the Donettsk people killed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces as "scum" and carried other similar dirt!

      In the antithesis with the hated Giblets, in our joint protest vote against the Maidan coup d'etat and its henchmen, in the quasi "democratic" "elections without a choice" inspired by Washington neo-colonialists, the majority of our multinational Ukrainian population generously gave the poor clown a unique chance to reform and "clean up" "your filthy" karma "- a chance to become a Standing Man, to fulfill your" sentence "-" to plant Petrushka "and end the bloody civil war in Ukraine!
      But, alas, Vazelin did not understand this and showed himself to be the same putrid "w / Bandera" as his "patron"! fool
      I don’t even know whether the “evil clown” will manage to stay in his “office” until the end of the “presidential term” or he will be “swept away” earlier, like Yanukovych, who is also supposedly “not a sucker” and “not a schlepper,” who vilely betrayed, arrogantly wiped their "ostrich sandals" about us, their voters - the majority of the Ukrainian population, and with might and main currying-crawling in front of the Western Bandera who did not vote for him (and in every possible way vilified him in the eyes). request
  4. 69 Offline 69
    69 22 May 2020 06: 56
    +1
    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 (Serge Tixiy) 22 May 2020 07: 03
    +2
    It seems that it was written not on the basis of the materials of the German media, but of the American ones. The same aplomb and claims to infallibility, and exactly the same stupidity. The West itself created the situation in Ukraine, brought corrupt officials and supporters of making money "on blood" to power. The West initially indulged all these Akhmetov, Kolomoisky, Firtash and other poroshenko. It was the West that achieved Ukraine's abandonment of sales markets in Russia and, as a result, de-industrialization. It was the West that turned Ukraine into a "banana" republic of the African type. The publications of the German media cannot be called anything other than "crocodile tears".
  6. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 22 May 2020 20: 08
    -1
    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.