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23 June 2022, 15:46

Future of Zelensky, Ukraine described as grim

Vladimir Zelensky. Photo courtesy of president.gov.ua
Vladimir Zelensky. Photo courtesy of president.gov.ua

MINSK, 23 June (BelTA) - Vladimir Zelensky will stay in power as long as he is supported by the United States and the UK, Ukrainian political commentator Yuri Podolyaka said in an interview with the V Teme [On Point] online project on BelTA's YouTube channel, BelTA has learned.

“Zelensky will stay in power as long as he is supported by the United States and the UK. His future depends on their decisions. I do not rule out a scenario when his own body guards (rumored to be either American or British) will shoot him and accuse Moscow. His presidency has lost relevance, which means another scenario is now unfolding. He is already a puppet. Even his own safety is out of his hands. He will be killed when the UK and the United States decide to make him a martyr,” said Yuri Podolyaka.

According to the political commentator, Ukraine is in for hard times this winter. “Let's take a look at the housing and utilities sector. The system has been repaired over and over. Yet it was functioning somehow. No one invested in it in Ukraine, unlike, for example, in Belarus or Russia. In Ukraine the sector was already on its last legs getting some minor repairs every summer. Today there is no money for it at all. Local administrations ignore these issues altogether. The utilities system is in shambles in some cities, and people will be freezing there. Food is still available, but for how long? They will use the harvest from last year. Ukraine used to export poultry meat. The poultry industry catered to domestic needs and for export. When the hostilities began, many businessmen decided to pull a plug on this business and pull out the money. They are slaughtering livestock and poultry. So far the meat prices have been reasonable, but it is hard to imagine what they will be in the spring. Prices for heating are skyrocketing. I have already seen cars being converted to run on firewood. It is truly the 19th century,” Yuri Podolyaka said.

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