Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday cited US military aid as an example of the “big business” opportunities American corporations can find in his country.
Zelensky said in a video address to a meeting of the National Association of State Chambers in Boca Raton, Florida, that rebuilding Ukraine will provide major economic opportunities.
“It is already clear that this will be the largest economic project of our time in Europe,” Zelenksy said of Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction.
“We have already managed to attract attention and have cooperation with such giants of the international financial and investment world as BlackRock, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs. Such American brands as Starlink or Westinghouse have already become part of our, Ukrainian, way,” he said.
Last month, Zelensky held a meeting with the CEO of the investment firm Blackrock, Larry Fink. They agreed to coordinate on Ukraine’s reconstruction and future investments in the country.
Discussing US military aid in his address on Monday, Zelensky said, “Your brilliant defense systems — such as HIMARS or Bradleys — are already uniting our history of freedom with your enterprises. We are waiting for Patriots. We are looking closely at Abrams. Thousands of such examples are possible!”
The US policy of flooding Ukraine with weapons has been a boon for US defense firms. Many of the weapons being sent to Kyiv are made by Raytheon, the former employer of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Prior to taking his post at the Pentagon, Austin sat on the board of Raytheon.
Zelensky added that Ukraine will provide business opportunities for companies in every sector. “And everyone can become a big business by working with Ukraine. In all sectors — from weapons and defense to construction, from communications to agriculture, from transport to IT, from banks to medicine,” he said.
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It just keeps getting uglier and uglier every freaking day. The world has been seduced by a murderous snake-oil salesman.
i can only consume so much Pepto-Bismol without the JD chaser..
heavy on the yoga
but zel is just a man in front of the curtain.
“pay no attention to the man behind the curtain”
…… the Wizard Of Oz
It’s also big business for all the corrupt cronies of Zelensky who are all coming out of the war stuffed with riches. Are any of them going to be sent to the front lines? Absolutely not. Are any of them gonna be thrown out of office? Haha nope political opposition literally got banned. One corrupt war party funded by American taxpayer money, again….
Certainly this applies to the Russian invaders and putin, right?
““It is already clear that this will be the largest economic project of our time in Europe,” Zelenksy said.”
Poor guy is hallucinating. Once the war is over and the Russians have taken the best industrial and ag lands (all east), what will be left will be a colder, dryer, and much much more corrupt Kansas.
With our aid they’ll become the Japan or South Korea in Eastern Europe, Russia will be a desolate gas station
No kidding, I couldn’t tell by your wifes face lift that you were rich.
Blackrock CEO has already discussed things with Zelensky.
Payed for by the lives of cannon fodder.
What Keynesian nonsense. “if all our infrastructure is destroyed in war, that’ll be great for the economy! think of how many jobs that’ll make! full employment! What a great opportunity!”
Yeah, a brain dead Keynesian argument. Sure, you’ll all have jobs fixing your roads, instead of growing food, or building useful goods or drilling oil. See, without the war you could have been productive AND still had your roads! But hey, what do I know… I’m not a trained Keynesian economist.
The difference is in who gets the contracts to do the rebuilding. Not the economy, the companies that get the money – few of which will be Ukrainian.
““Your brilliant defense systems — such as HIMARS or Bradleys — are already uniting our history of freedom with your enterprises.”
“Uniting our history of freedom with your enterprises”?
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The creature is a complete Ahole.
Sometimes a throwaway comment reveals something important. That was one of ’em, imo…
…where the glaring insipidness and meretriciousness of the phrase pointed up the cheap fakery of the entire US-Ukraine relationship.
So far, brilliant weapons achieved absolutelly nothing. Russia cincluded that Ukraine is not agreement capable — and proceeded with its dismantlement. Four regions with majority Russian-speaking populatiin are now incorporated in Russian Federation. Russia retreted frim two overly exposed offensive positions and shortened front line. Those were hailed as immense Ukrainian victories.
Since, Russia focused on fortifying its regions and reconstruction.
And more importantly, threatening two neuralgic points — Bakhmut and Zaporozhie. Both mean a heavy loss of last fortified positions, leaving vast territories open to Russiia’s advance. What did Rusdia do? Position its artillery, nit moving just absorbing wave after wave of Ukraine reinforcements. And then just move into emptied places.
This style of fight Ukraine cannot win. Withball the fancy weapins so far, nothing was achieved. Provications -/ like attacking olaces inside Russia caused no change in Russian strategy. None. Other that returning tit-for-tat by attacking infrastructure.
What now? Tanks are the solution? The only real reason for pushing tanks is to prepare Germany for its future role in fighting Russia.
And given the current influence by German Zelenskis in coalition, it is almost guaranteed.
For as long as US remembers that Russia has not used any of its capabilities in this war, other than straight up artillery and precission missile strikes from submarines. And it is not even noticed that Russia has not used its own ground forces yet. All figting , the initial 150,000 force are all from Donetsk, Lughansk, Zaporozhie and kherson, plus volunteers, like Chechens, and private armies like Wagner.
Now that Russian mobilization brought the level of additional forces to 500,000, they are sitting in reserves for the most part. The only area of new reinforcements is Zaporozhie. Many are positioned in Belarus, in the east facing Kharkhov and already moved in the South regions.
What will tanks do? Will Russia just wait for the grand tank battle, or do what US would have done long time ago in any invasion : go after command and control, key ministries, media and transit junctions. So far, everything has been spared.
A nuclear power will not lose a war that is existential. No secret that West wants to weaken Russia, try to undermine it from inside. This is no secret to Russian populatiin that has come to absorb and accept this truth.
Ukraine is not the cause of the war, just a convenient tool. Cause is American elite decision to destroy Russia. Thus all the trade and cultural debasement of everything Russian. Russia is the target.
Out leaders should make this clear. They are dragging us into war of choice, a biggest gamble in American history. Yes, Poland is already in it — just Google issues of Polish cemeteries. Germany is dragged kicking and screaming.
If Europe fails to do the job — US will face an existential question. If Europe instead choses to economically and politically integrate within Eurasia, with China-Russia-India center of gravity, we will end up isolated.
So we are facing now a bigger problem. Something we did not need. At this point if we do NOT damage Russia, Russia won. We can thrown Europe into it — same. What next?
European economic woes and millions protesting (not featured prominently in our media) mean something. It is foreboding that their elites are so casuslly and so calously willing to sacrifice life of peace and serenity for imperial advenure. American public is still asleep, believing media garbage and watching as an utterly unnecessary imperial adventure undemines our peaceful life.
We were not attacked. Yet we are unabashedly adviocating military adventure. Happy ending not guaranteed.
“Four regions with majority Russian-speaking populatiin are now incorporated in Russian Federation.”
And precisely one of those regions (Luhansk) seems to have been kinda sorta maybe possibly actually militarily secured by the Russian Federation which claims to have “incorporated” them.
All sides talk a big game and are trying to fake it ’til they make it. So far, if the Russian forces have learned anything, it’s the Mike Tyson lesson: “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
But you wouldn’t want to fight Mike Tyson even if he’s not in the shape he used to be, even if your best buddy gives you a couple of shiny new knuckledusters.
“even if your best buddy gives you a couple of shiny new knuckledusters”…
…and ear guards…do not forget ear guards…
:Russia retreted frim two overly exposed offensive positions and shortened front line. Those were hailed as immense Ukrainian victories”. Bruh, I’d laugh at this delusion,, but it’s not a delusion, it’s pure russia propoganda regurgitated by Russian fan boys.
Russia was not attacked, yet chose to invade Ukraine, and were are this millions of Europeans protesting the aid to Ukraine defense?
Notice that for Zelensky it’s all about new investment opportunities. The loss of lives is inconsequential.
Joe Biden, Zelensky’s poodle.
Of course it is. Made his buddies very rich. Renting mansions, sports cars, and stashing money who knows where. He is surely somehow rewarded, as without his act none of them would profit. Now they are chasing some liwer level crooks who profited in food rations snd generators. And billions in cash?
And why would not he profit? He is risking his life for this racket in which military industrial complex and their bankers stand to earn trilliins in the long run.
This gravy train cannot stop. Nust cannot. Like gamblers on a great streak. Never mind tens of thousands layoffs, inflation eating away our income. Never mind turmoil in Europe where MILLIONS are protesting.
Our ruling classes are new versions of Marie Antoinette. Divorced from reality and assured in their omnipotence.
Is anybody going to report on dramatic rise of Jew-hate in Ukraine? It’s something like 500% increase since the start of Kremlin’s SMO.
Ninety seconds ‘til midnight.
The thing about clocks is when you need to have a gathering of the minds to move the hands manually and keep talking about the need to set it back, it might not function properly.
Zelensky is lying. He is not going to make Ukraine prosper. He reminds me of Netanyahu saying “Israel will prosper and the Arab world will disintegrate” when he becomes PM.
Something rotten in Ukraine. First mysterious deaths of senior figures in helicoptor crash . Soon bunch of senior officials received pink slips . German forcing US deliver tanks before it agrees to . Is Germany buying insurance ? Does it know something more in the cards than just the inevitable failure of the western effort ?
Meanwhile NYT ‘s Bret Stepehns calling piano Erect Zelensky the great leader of the Jewish people ( Bret must be losing his mind or the medicines simply not working in addition to beimg ignorant of the demography of Ukraine ).
“Zelensky Cites Military Aid as ‘Big Business’ Opportunity for American Companies The Ukrainian president said Ukraine’s reconstruction provides opportunities for major US corporations”
After Russia takes all of Ukraine they can make deals for it’s reconstruction. The coming storm will sweep Zelensky and his criminals out of power.
The following hyperlink postulates a three pronged axis of advance from Belarus, Belgarod, and Southern Ukraine. This advance cuts supply lines to Eastern Ukraine and as I have said, logistics wins wars.
Here is a best guess analysis of the coming offensive:
Do you not think the invasion of Ukraine has been big big business for Russian companies, Mr. Critical thinker?
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