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Zelensky Rings The Opening Bell At The NYSE?


Shakespeare once said: “All the world’s a stage.”

And he may have been prophetic, on account of the fact it feels like we are watching a movie.

After all, how else do you explain this?

You might think that’s the Babylon Bee and it’s satire, but you’d be wrong.

“Not The Bee” is hard news.

Yes, folks, a man allegedly at war with Russia for over 6 months fighting for his life had enough time and resources to Zoom call the NYSE and ring the opening bell.

Are you freaking kidding me?

A true insult to our intelligence…

Watch here:

Still don’t believe it?

Covered by MarketWatch:

MarketWatch reports he just needs to raise more funds to win the war and increase investment in the Ukraine:

That was Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, making remarks as he — virtually — rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Zelensky used the platform to kick off a promotional campaign called “Advantage Ukraine.”

Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 23. Fighting continues in the south and east of Ukraine more than six months later, with Ukraine defying expectations for a quick defeat. Billions in aid and weapons from Western nations have flowed into the country. Western powers have hit Moscow with sweeping sanctions in an effort to isolate its economy.

Really bro?

Hasn’t the U.S. given you like 130 BILLION dollars?

For real, I think that’s the number.

That’s still not enough?

Where is all this money going?

The Hill had more details:

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky virtually rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday as he asked investors to support Ukraine in national projects and in its defense against the ongoing Russian invasion.

Zelensky officially signaled the market was open for the day as he pitched to investors on the world’s largest stock exchange, requesting they support his promotional campaign looking to attract investors to the nation’s projects.

“We have united the whole world around our struggle for freedom, we are liberating Ukrainian territory from the Russian army,” Zelensky said. “We are giving you and your companies the opportunity to work with us.
“Invest in Ukraine — this will be your victory,” the Ukrainian president added.

The program, Advantage Ukraine, comprises a wide array of projects seeking financial investors, including for national defense, infrastructure, natural resources and in the pharmaceutical industry. It’s part of Ukraine’s push to rebuild the nation, establish a stronger corporate network and attract foreign investors.

Advantage Ukraine has already won over key investors, including Microsoft and Google parent company Alphabet.
Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet, expressed support Tuesday for “the launch of Advantage Ukraine and the positive vision it lays out for Ukraine’s economic future.”
“As we continue to help support Ukraine through our platforms and tools — and counter dangerous misinformation online — it’s important that we also support Ukrainian businesses working to sustain and grow their economy,” Pichai said in a statement.

The good news?

Not everyone is buying it.

In fact, many people are calling out the absurdity:


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