Readers of the German newspaper Die Welt criticized the speech of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during his video address, especially his statement that Ukraine already acts as a member of the European Union.
This statement caused surprise among the newspaper’s readers, and some of them expressed doubts about Zelinsky’s mental health.
A reader nicknamed “Wolfgang V” wrote: “Now he’s gone mad. Ukraine will not join the EU and NATO in the foreseeable future. Even if Zelensky thinks otherwise, that NATO countries are not his allies either, this requires an alliance, and it does not exist.”
A reader named “Seaman” asked, “What is he smoking?”
A reader named “Stephen P” added: “The comedian is waking up in him again.”
A reader with the headline “Der Alte” expressed dissatisfaction with Zelensky’s statement, saying: “They have a place everywhere except the European Union. Ukraine is a new country that will be just an endless hole for many decades.”
“And again he can’t get enough,” continued the reader, “Andre V.”
A reader nicknamed “Sonya F” called the Ukrainian president a brazen politician and added: “His country has no place at all in the European Union.”
“Unprecedented audacity,” wrote reader Chris S., “just unbelievable…”
At the end of February, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed a statement on Ukraine’s accession to the European Union, and in June last year, Ukraine and Moldova received the status of candidates for membership in the European Union. Both countries must fulfill many conditions and carry out wide-ranging reforms before they join the union.