President of Ukraine

President warned politicians against hype on the coronavirus pandemic

23 March 2020 - 21:36

In difficult times for Ukraine, the authorities do their best to save the lives and health of the citizens. To engage in political speculation against the backdrop of the pandemic is actually equal to looting, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted in his video address.

“Separately, I want to address some of our politicians. To engage in political hype in difficult times for the country is actually equal to looting. You say that the authorities will declare a state of emergency in order to adopt some unpopular decisions. I can only say one thing: don't judge others by yourself. By your life experience and your life principles, if one can call them so,” the Head of State emphasized.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that any steps of the authorities now have the sole purpose of saving the lives and health of Ukrainians.

“You know, in general, there is a paradox in this whole situation. Everyone is advised to wear masks, but coronavirus actually takes the masks off people. Because someone is ready to help by giving the shirt off his back. And someone is willing to line his pockets from human misery. Increases prices, keeps masks in warehouses, tries to sell respirators abroad,” the President said.

The Head of State added that those actions would receive not only a moral assessment of society, but also a legal assessment of the relevant law enforcement agencies.