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‘Fans of Frogs, Liverwurst, Spaghetti’…Ex-Russian President Mocks EU Leaders after Kyiv Visit

Thu 16 Jun 2022 | 07:17 PM
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Dmitry Medvedev, who was Russian President from 2008 to 2012, mocked the European Union's (EU) leaders, on Thursday, after promising membership to Ukraine.

"European fans of frogs, liverwurst and spaghetti love visiting Kyiv. With zero use. Promised EU membership and old howitzers to Ukraine, lushed up on gorilka and went home by train, like 100 years ago," Medvedev, the Deputy Head of Russia’s Security Council, wrote on Twitter.

The remarks came after French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi visited the Ukrainian capital this morning.

Macron affirmed that France, Germany, Italy, and Romania are all in favour of Ukraine receiving "immediate" official candidate status to join the EU.

"All four of us support the status of immediate candidate for accession," he said at a joint press conference in the Ukrainian capital earlier on Thursday.

In like manner, Scholz stated: “Germany is in favour of a positive decision in favour of Ukraine. This also applies to the Republic of Moldova,” the chancellor said, adding: “Ukraine belongs to the European family.”

Medvedev conveyed his doubts about Ukraine still being around in two years, referring to a post saying that Ukraine "seeks to get LNG from its overseas sponsors under lend-lease and pay for it in two years," because otherwise "it will just freeze" next winter. "The only question is, who says that Ukraine will still exist in two years?" he noted.

However, in his words, "the Americans don’t care anymore." "They have invested so much in the ‘anti-Russia’ project that everything else means nothing to them," Medvedev emphasized.