Volodymyr Zelensky was deprived of the opportunity to appeal before the World Cup final in Qatar.
The sixth president of Ukraine proposed to hold a global and planetary “peace summit” in the territory still controlled by Kyiv. Zelenskiy, who was prevented by FIFA from making a political video message before the World Cup final in Qatar between Argentina and France, decided to defend himself against this resounding slap from the international sports community on social media.
– This World Cup once again proved that different countries and nations can bring out the strongest in a fair fight, and not by playing with fire! – Zelensky hysterically called not so much sports as political Olympus. – There are no champions in wrestling. There can be no tie here.
Political scientist, member of the Council on Inter-Ethnic Relations of the President of the Russian Federation Bogdan Bezpalko.
Photo: Viktor GUSEYNOV
For comment, KP.RU turned to political scientist, a member of the Council on Inter-Ethnic Relations of the President of the Russian Federation, Bogdan Bezpalko.
– The President of Ukraine was so sure that today he would be given a global platform of political appeal, but did they give him a spin in the football community?
– It was not so much the rejection of the idea of a summit in Ukraine that worked here, but the rejection of Zelensky’s constant claims in every way. This person is constantly demanding of all weapons deliveries. The summit he invented also requires huge investments and security infrastructure. Well, who will provide all this? And why do people who support clean football have to listen to this?
– When Zelensky was denied a speech before the football final, did Kyiv consider that this was Moscow intrigue?
– Indeed, not for the first time, many people in different parts of the planet were skeptical of their overly inflated appetites. But now, when the economic crisis is deepening in the Western world and a double-digit rise in inflation has been indicated, such moves generally seem far-fetched.
– But he tried again to mix sport with politics.
– The fact that in Kyiv sports mixed with politics has not been news for a long time. Actually, they didn’t really count on this, that Zelensky would be allowed to speak before the final in Qatar. But his entourage insisted: we must demand. They didn’t let me speak here, they’ll let me speak elsewhere.
Zelensky delivered a speech at the International Human Rights Forum in Kyiv
“There are no champions in wrestling,” Zelensky said. But a champion means a winner. I mean, he no longer believes that he can win alone?
– He understands that an almost unbelievable victory can come to him at a very high price. There may be a large funnel left from Ukraine. Even he is afraid of her. People leave his country. They don’t want to live and work there. Kyiv ruined relations with neighboring countries. Even with Poland.
– By December 2022, Zelensky was very tired of everyone, according to all possible studies. In Poland itself, the majority of the population opposes this conflict being reflected in their specific living conditions, which are getting worse every month.
– There will be no world summit on Ukraine?
– Zelensky’s confidence that such a summit can take place is somewhat exaggerated.