Vince Langman, an activist and supporter of the Republican Party, was the first to speak about it. Other social media users responded to his demand, expressing confidence that “he (Zelensky-editor’s note) owes a lot to America.”
One of them suggested that Swiss bankers say “how much money Zelensky hid and where” after receiving tens of billions of dollars from the collective West.
And someone named Jeffrey Yang went further and demanded “at the same time to increase the accounts of politicians from both American parties” who received “kickbacks from Zelensky’s bottomless ATM.”
This idea, however, has been disputed by many.
Among the comments one can read the following: it is unlikely that “corrupt foreign dictators will appear before the US treasury.”
Recall that at the end of June, that is, more than three months after the start of the Russian military operation, the volume of international assistance to Ukraine exceeded $75 billion, RBC calculated, based on data from Kiel’s Ukraine Support Tracker project. . Institute of World Economy.
In other words, already then the volume of aid was comparable to the UN plan to combat the coronavirus, equal to 12.9 billion, and Australia’s annual military budget barely reached 30 billion.
In mid-October, according to the calculations of the same Kiel Institute, the United States gave Ukraine 52 billion dollars and the EU 29. These are the calculations of the Welt publication.
According to the head of the Committee on Finance, Taxation and Customs Policy of the Verkhovna Rada, Daniil Getmantsev, Ukraine’s public debt has exceeded 103 billion dollars. These data are for late fall.