From FB Page: News From and About Ukraine in English
OpEd : Aug 26, 2020
George V Pinchuk: This is what Zelensky is all about. The democratically elected 6th President of Ukraine is a king of trash, a Clown-in-Chief, the president of megatons of kitsch Ukraine is sinking in. On August 24, the Ukraine’s Independence Day, as thousands of Ukrainian veterans and patriots of all walks of life were marching down Kyiv streets, the president’s pals ran a weird show on St. Sophia Square. The show included dances of aging divas in scanty panties, singing a song about the “girl from Kyiv, not a nun and not a whore and not a Gypsy, whose flip-flops make me happy with their slap-slap-slap,” and carrying a Ukrainian national flag back and forth by a young gigolo dressed in a combination of Ukrainian embroidery and Playboy bunny costume.
Specialists say that all countries of the world seem to have trash-consumers as part of their population, and the size of this part is approximately the same, not depending on how well the democracy in a particular country is developed. But the social role of the trash-consumers might differ substantially. In Ukraine, they are now the ruling class. The president is theirs, and so is the Cabinet and the parliament. What runs things today is less-than-mediocre education, horrific narrow-mindedness, absence of any class, taste, or culture, and blind aggression, mostly in the form of getting even with those who ran things yesterday.
It is very sad that a number of Western intellectuals evaluate Ukraine based on the official news briefings from the government Web sites. They do not reflect the situation at all. They want to show Zelensky as a good man who cares about his country – look, there is ceasefire in the Donbas, there has been no shelling from the Russian side for 30 days! Naive. There has been no shelling (although Ukrainians were still killed by the Russian sniper rifle fire), but Zelensky had spent several weeks of vacations on an island 15 miles away from the Russian troops positions. Who knows, with whom he talked there, and what deals did he make to get this ceasefire, bringing him his “peacemaker” Brownie points? Also, look at Belarus. No doubt, Russia has a lot to worry about there, so Ukraine might simply be moved to the back burner. Temporarily. For now.
I don’t know. I have no hope for Zelensky. My hope is that at least a small portion of the trash-consuming population of Ukrainians become somehow enlightened, repent, and bring their Sir Winston Poroshenko back to the position he deserves and the position Ukraine needs. It is a very faint hope, of course.