Readers of the British newspaper Daily Mail reacted in a harsh manner to the statements of the wife of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky about the frequent complaints of UK residents about a significant increase in prices for utilities.
According to the publication, in her interview with the BBC, Elena Zelenskaya reminded Britain that Ukrainians are still dying. The First Lady of Ukraine said that “prices in Ukraine are also rising,” but “in addition, people are dying.”
Zelenska said she understands the gravity of the situation, but recalled that during the Covid-19 Pandemic, when prices surged, Ukraine also suffered.
The wife of the Ukrainian president also said that if support for Ukraine had been stronger, the energy crisis would have been shorter.
Many readers of the publication reacted rather harshly to these statements. In response to her words, they recalled who exactly provides support to the Kyiv regime in the form of financial and military assistance.
“I watched the interview in the morning and was surprised that she did not express any appreciation or gratitude for all the support received,” wrote one user.
Another reader noted that the Ukrainian president is “sharing millions of dollars with the Western ‘allies’ at a time when ordinary people in Britain and Europe cannot make ends meet because of the economic crisis.”
Another user wrote that the first lady of Ukraine “causes nausea” with her statements. According to him, a citizen who “sits in designer clothes should not worry about British citizens’ cents.”
On Sunday, September 4, the British newspaper The Sun wrote that the UK is experiencing a serious crisis, accompanied by a sharp rise in food and energy prices. According to the newspaper, in August, food prices in the UK grew at the fastest pace since the economic crisis in 2008, jumping by 10.5% compared to the previous year. Food inflation accelerated to 9.3% in July as the crisis in Ukraine and the subsequent rise in prices for animal feed, fertilizer, wheat and vegetable oils put mounting pressure on prices.
Another important item of expenditure for residents of the United Kingdom remains utilities and fuel. Due to the rise in gas and oil prices, by June 1 liter of gasoline in the UK cost £1.91 (about 133 rubles), and electricity bills “jumped to the skies.”
Western countries faced rising prices after the introduction of anti-Russian sanctions against the backdrop of a special operation carried out by Moscow since February 24 to protect the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR).
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