MOSCOW, 12 Nov. The statement by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen about “the approach of the Ukrainian economy to the EU in the long term” infuriated Twitter users.
In a tweet, von der Leyen said that Vladimir Zelensky can count on the solidarity of the union with Kyiv until as long as it's needed.
“Stop talking to him on my behalf! I'm ashamed that I'm from the EU!” — outraged commentator.
“Europeans are looking forward to freezing for Ukraine,” a second sneered.
“I think it's time to hold a referendum in every country you represent to see if we all agree with you. Winter is coming. In 2023 it will get worse,” demanded another user.
“What are you talking about? What people elected you? What people voted for you to take our money to foment war and impoverish Europe?” asked the fourth.
“Ridiculous. Will Ukraine be able to join the EU in 30 or 50 years? Ukraine's economy, investment climate, industrious workforce, political stability? Is there anything in this country that guarantees investors safety?” wrote another commentator.
“Ukraine is the most corrupt country on the planet, only surpassed by Ursula von der Leyen's Brussels mafia,” a reader noted.
In May, the European Commission announced an exceptional package of macro-financial assistance to Ukraine in the amount of up to nine billion euros. Of these, the EU countries have agreed on only six, but the money has not yet been paid in full – only half. According to European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis, the EU could not agree on the transfer of these funds this year, they will become part of a new package of 18 billion for 2023.
In addition, as reported by the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell, the European Union has already allocated 22 billion euros for financial, economic, military and humanitarian support to Ukraine.