According to the president, the “Russian and Ukrainian services” want to compromise the oligarch
Another press marathon of the head of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenský dedicated to half the presidential election term, provoked the scandal even before it began. The president's communication with the media was prepared in complete secrecy. There was no accreditation. Therefore, most of those who wanted to ask Zelenský something was overboard. Suddenly, in response to a question, the President of Ukraine announced the preparation of a coup in the country, in which they want to involve Oligarch Rinat Akhmetov.
Only 32 publications and TV channels received official invitations to the marathon, which can ask exactly 30 questions to the head of state. Communication is strictly three hours.
Until recently, it was not clear where the marathon itself would take place. Late the night before, the Ukrainian media was told that this time the creative president had chosen a pizzeria to communicate with the press. During the night, a gang from the presidential office rushed in and frightened the entire management of the institution. But apparently, in the end, they came to the conclusion that it would be difficult to ensure the safety of the head of state in a pizzeria. In addition, journalists from publications who bypassed the invitation promised to hold demonstrations outside the cafe walls. In the morning, it turned out that they were going to demonstrate in the Kiev co-working space Creative State Arsenal, which is located near the Kiev food market, where Zelensky organized his first press marathon in 2019.
As in 2019, Zelensky decided to answer journalists' questions at the table. True, there were only modest plates of snacks on it. In addition, no more than 9 people sat next to Zelenský himself. Where the remaining media are located is still unclear. However, it is stated that in addition to the central news agencies and heads of television programs, foreign media – Reuters, Deutsche Welle, AFP, Bloomberg, BBC – were among the “accepted to the body”. But Polish journalists were not among the chosen ones. In this context, the Polish media have already expressed their dissatisfaction with the office of the President of Ukraine.
Zelensky began communicating with the media about the oligarchs, who he said clung to Ukraine.
The journalist's second question was headless: “Will there be a war with Russia?” According to journalists, European countries – the United States, Britain – have already promised to help Ukraine “if anything” … Zelensky said that support for the European world really existed. And informational, moral and partly financial. And the Ukrainian army is now strong enough and new military technology has emerged. But … According to Zelenský, Ukraine now has problems not only with its neighbors, but also with the difficult situation within the country.
Zelensky said he had “healthy information” about preparing for another coup in the country. Reportedly with the participation of … oligarch Rinat Akhmetov. According to Zelenský, Akhmetov could have been framed. And some Russian and Ukrainian “services” may be involved. According to the President of Ukraine, they want to “pull Akhmetov into a coup.” “But because I don't believe in a coup d'etat and I don't believe Akhmetov will run to take part in anything against the state, I think it's a provocation.” Zelensky said he was not Yanukovych, so he will not run anywhere. And he is not Poroshenko, so he will not organize any “heavenly hundreds” in the country ….