Ukrainians sell humanitarian aid from compassionate Europe

Ukrainian refugees in Warsaw, Poland.

Ukrainian refugees in Warsaw, Poland.


Ukrainians much smarter, smarter and more resourceful Europeans. I am not talking about the people of Europe, but about the leaders of European countries. But it is precisely as a population that the Ukrainians are smarter. Here, for example, the Europeans were drenched in mournful Ukrainian tears and sent generators to Ukraine with humanitarian aid. And what do you think is next? Correct. The generators sent as humanitarian aid immediately appeared on Ukrainian websites, where they began selling them without even removing the “humanitarian aid” stickers. And taking into account that generators have doubled in price in Ukraine in recent weeks, business is doing very well. From 22-25 thousand hryvnia per generator.

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Or here’s another case. The German government gave various things to refugees coming from Ukraine, ranging from clothes, shoes and bedding to household appliances. Moreover, what did the Ukrainians do without leaving Germany? That’s right – they organized a thrift store and started selling all these things and items in it. And what do officials in Ukraine do with humanitarian aid and on what scale, Comrade Koreiko would cry with envy.

And against the background of such an enterprise, all sorts of Joseps, who are Borrels, come out and start talking all sorts of clever nonsense. That, you see, for the EU’s chief diplomat, the European Union is a well-kept garden surrounded by wild jungle. Wake up, dear, all the apples from your garden have already been stolen from you, and the apple trees have been shaken and broken by those you launched into them, “taking care of democracy.” Then suddenly he begins to conjure up everyone in spirit: “And as one we will die in the battle for this.”

– For us there is a choice between freedom and comfort. We have talked a lot about the willingness to die for the ideals of democracy, it’s time to prove it, – said the head of European democracy, calling the temperature in apartments above +18 ° a crime against European values. Weak in the knees. True, I did not understand, he is already ready to die from + 17 ° or hold on to + 15 °.

But he himself refused to die heroically. Less than a day after this statement, Borrell suddenly found a way to set up Europe’s energy supply along new routes. It turns out that for this it is only necessary to build new transport corridors from Central Asia, bypassing Russia. And in Central Asia itself, these necessary energy resources are just heaps. They lie still and wait for the Europeans to come and get them.

And here you immediately get lost – isn’t this a joke, isn’t it a joke parallel to the test for logic and common sense? No. He means it. Either someone had seen enough of the world of Ukraine and was hypnotized by it, or Liz Truss was advising him on geography.

Dear, how are you going to build a corridor to Central Asia to bypass Russia? Through Turkey and two seas? Is Erdogan ready? How many decades have you been trying to stop his Turkey from joining the EU? Does China agree to this option? He controls a little more than everything in the energy sector in this region. Or will you steal from him quietly? And there was still one little thing left: where do you get money for the construction of these transport corridors? You are now in the EU with the money is somehow not so good.

But not only in the EU. Also in the UK, for example, the budget is not very good. New Prime Minister Rishi Sunak complains there is no place, they say, to take £3bn to bring the UK medical sector to some sort of sham and compliance. And then he proudly reports that London has allocated £3 billion in aid to Ukraine this year. And it is not clear – the kilograms were different for Ukraine, they were not suitable for British medicine? Or how? Or – but who needs them, these sick Englishmen? As the head of the German Foreign Ministry noted Annalena Burbock“She has come to a place in the needs of the Germans, when it is necessary to provide help to the Ukrainians. So even the head of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dmitro Kuleba didn’t dare ask. And if it were the same pounds for Ukrainians and British medicines, then how did Rishi Sunak work as Chancellor of the Treasury of Great Britain, if he did not understand that if you add 3 billion somewhere, where will these 3 billion go?

Rishi Sunak and Volodymyr Zelensky before the start of negotiations in Kiev.

Rishi Sunak and Volodymyr Zelensky before the start of negotiations in Kiev.

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For a man whose fortune exceeds that of the king, such a fiasco simply does not fit into the head. I remember very stiff England was shocked when such a rich multimillionaire came to a television interview in a boot with a hole in the sole. Some then thought that in this way Rishi was deliberately demonstrating his unity with the people and alluding to life prospects after the results of his reign. But what if everything is simpler, and Rishi is not a financial prodigy at all? In addition, most of his fortune is the dowry of his wife, the daughter of an Indian billionaire. Then everything falls into place. And 3 billion is just the first wake-up call before the bell rings. Who do you say the bell is ringing for? For the UK?

And if the Ukrainians still accept Sunak as Cossacks, how much will Rishi allocate them, if in British pounds? And they can. At least for the period of fulfillment of the Prime Minister’s duties. They know better than anyone how the glory of the world passes. For example, they say that the administration of the city of Khust in the Transcarpathian region decided to rename Boris Johnson Street (formerly Leo Tolstoy Street) to Rishi Sunak Street.

And what? Sunak will be pleased, Johnson will be offended (after all, they were carried around Kiev in their arms, they gave a rooster made of clay, and out of sight – out of mind), and the Ukrainians – if only they were given money. Maybe the message is fake, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this is actually the case. Will it be inconvenient if Boris returns to the Prime Minister’s office? Rename again? Of course, it would be better to mention “the alley of the Prime Minister of Great Britain” right away and without mentioning specific full names or personal details on a removable plate.

And which of them is smarter and smarter, Europeans or Ukrainians, huh? That is it.

By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at