‘Very dangerous’: Zelensky critical of Trump rhetoric about ending war with Russia in 24 hrs

War-hungry Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thinks former President Donald Trump’s peace plan for the Ukraine-Russia war is “very dangerous.”

The former president has previously said he would, if reelected president of the United States, end the war in just 24 hours by negotiating a peace agreement between Ukraine and Russia.

Speaking with the U.K.’s Channel 4 News in an interview that aired Friday, Zelenskyy cried foul.

Listen:

“We know that Donald Trump has said when I’m president, this war is over in 24 hours. Does that kind of talk and the idea of him getting back in the White House — does that frighten you?” the interviewer asked him.

“When he himself says that I will end the war in 24 hours, it seems to me that, how do I put this, very dangerous, what he says is,” Zelenskyy replied. “I will explain.”

“[Trump] is going to make decisions on his own, without … I’m not even talking about Russia, but without both sides, without us. If he says this publicly, that’s a little scary. I’ve seen a lot, a lot of victims, but that’s really making me a bit stressed,” he added.

“Because even if his idea [for ending the war] – that no one has heard yet – doesn’t work for us, for our people, he will do anything to implement his idea anyway. And this worries me a little,” he continued.

The Ukrainian president’s words triggered a whirlwind of backlash, with critics accusing him of being a war-hungry pig who’d rather let more Ukrainians die than negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Look:

Notice how many of the critics also accused Zelenskyy of committing money laundering. They may have had a point.

The Guardian, a far-left outlet, previously reported in 2021 that, despite having “railed against politicians … who did their assets offshore,” Zelenskyy was doing the exact same thing.

The evidence lay in the Pandora papers, which were leaked to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and shared with The Guardian.

“The leaked documents suggest he had – or has – a previously undisclosed stake in an offshore company, which he appears to have secretly transferred to a friend weeks before winning the presidential vote,” the paper reported.

“The files reveal Zelenskiy participated in a sprawling network of offshore companies, co-owned with his longtime friends and TV business partners. They include Serhiy Shefir, who produced Zelensky’s hit shows, and Shefir’s older brother, Borys, who wrote the scripts. Another member of the consortium is Ivan Bakanov, a childhood friend. Bakanov was general director of Zelenskiy’s production studio, Kvartal 95,” the reporting continued.

This reporting certainly points to him being a hypocrite, if not also immensely corrupt.

Meanwhile, last September Reuters reported about all the corruption surrounding the Ukrainian president’s top aides.

“In his years as the chief executive of one of Ukraine’s biggest construction firms, Oleh Maiboroda kept rolls of dollar bills in a safe behind his desk,” the report reads.

“The money, Maiboroda told Reuters, was intended to bribe public officials to approve building projects. The task of handing over the cash, he said, was entrusted to a lawyer named Oleh Tatarov, now a senior adviser to Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy,” it continues.

The allegations didn’t surprise critics:

Despite all these accusations, U.S. President Joe Biden continues to send more and more money to Ukraine …

Vivek Saxena

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