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Zelenska: As Great Britain counts pennies, we count casualties

Sunday, 4 September 2022, 10:37
Zelenska: As Great Britain counts pennies, we count casualties


The economic consequences of the war in Ukraine have a hard impact on its allies, First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska said, but the British are "counting pennies" while Ukrainians are "counting losses".

Source: Zelenska in an interview with the BBC


Details: Zelenska noted that if support for Ukraine had been strong[er], the crisis would have been shorter.

Quote from Zelenska: "I understand the situation is very tough. But let me recall that at the time of the Covid-19 epidemic – and it's still with us – when there were price hikes, Ukraine was affected as well. The prices are going up in Ukraine as well. But in addition, our people get killed. So when you start counting pennies in your bank account or in your pocket, we do the same and count our casualties." 


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson published a column in which he explains to citizens the reasons for the rapid increase in energy prices, and argues that supporting Ukraine and punishing Russia for its aggression are worth the sacrifice.

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