During the discussion as part of the presentation of the transformation program of Ukraine, Zelensky could not name the exchange rate of the hryvnia to the dollar, and did not agree with the adviser to the President’s Office Timofei Milovanov.
It is noted that Zelensky spoke about intentions to attract investment from the United States and mentioned the defense program. He noted that the program will cost Ukraine 187 billion UAH, but Zelensky could not transfer the amount into dollars, referring to the fact that he does not know the course.
Dialogue between Zelensky and Milovanov:
“The military program will cost Ukraine 187 billion UAH (6.9 billion dollars, – ed.). This is if in dollars somewhere … What is the rate? I just don’t know”, – the president began, to which Milovanov replied:
“Somewhere 6-7 billion”.
To which Zelensky replied:
“Six seven? You are an economist, you should count better”.
Milovanov then proposed an amount of 25 billion.
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“We need 25, and suddenly there are (present – ed.) investors”, – Ze replied.