Irish MEP criticises Zelenskyy for appearing on Vogue cover while he 'sends the less privileged to war'

Irish MEP criticises Zelenskyy for appearing on Vogue cover while he 'sends the less privileged to war'

Irish Member of European Parliament Mick Wallace has criticised the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy for appearing on the digital cover of Vogue magazine "as he sends the less privileged to war."

Mr Wallace accused the president of facilitating US/NATO agenda while, he said, there are reports of Ukraine losing 1,000 soldiers a day.

He did not provide a source for the claim that the country is losing such an amount of soldiers.

The image on the cover of the digital edition of Vogue features the president and his wife Olena Zelenska.

Tweeting his criticism, Wallace wrote:

"They're reports of Ukraine losing a 1000 soldiers a day, but seems #Zelinsky is safe, as he sends the less privileged to War to facilitate the #US #NATO agenda, while an inept and compromised #EU dances to US tune, at the expense of their citizens with self Defeating Sanctions..."


Wallace and fellow Irish MEP Clare Daly has been highly critical of the response by the EU and Ukraine to the Russian invasion which began on 24 February.

They were among 12 MEPs who voted against a European Parliament resolution condemning Russian aggression, which also argued in favour of the speeding up of Ukraine’s candidacy for EU membership.

Daly denounced sanctions on Russia in April and said that the EU's response makes her "absolutely sick." Within a day the clip was being played on Russian state television.

They have also claimed the USA and NATO are just as responsible for the war as the Kremlin.

Ms Zelenska is Vogue’s latest digital cover star, where she is photographed sitting in the presidential office in black trousers and a white top.

She is also pictured holding her hand to her chest as she is surrounded by wreckage and soldiers


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First Lady, Olena Zelenska, said in the issue:

“These have been the most horrible months of my life, and the lives of every Ukrainian. We’re looking forward to victory. We have no doubt we will prevail. And this is what keeps us going.”