Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a Thursday night address lashed out at the European Union for what he called an “artificial delay” of 8 billion euros (or about $8.2BN) in financial assistance to the war-ravaged country.
In the remarks he stopped short of naming specific countries and leaders, but in an August 1st phone call he reportedly put pressure on his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to help release the aid, which makes up the EU second tranche of macro-financial assistance pledged to Ukraine.
Zelensky blames a European country, which he doesn’t want to name, for suspending 8 billion Euros of financial aid to Ukraine.
“Let’s believe that this is still a mistake,” he adds menacingly. “And that it will be corrected.” 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/liL13y5fW4
— from_kherson (@KhersonFrom) August 5, 2022
It was a rare moment that Zelensky made the brazen and aggressive allegations against the very Western countries that continue to prop up and arm his government