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Zelensky Thanks Corporate Elites, Says More Weapons For Ukraine Is Big Business Opportunity

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Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky compared governing Ukraine to running a business during a recent address to a corporate lobbying group and praised U.S. military aid, saying “Your brilliant defense systems — such as HIMARS or Bradleys — are already uniting our history of freedom with your enterprises.” Zelensky thanked U.S. financial and investment giants such as BlackRock, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs for their cooperation since Russia’s Feb. 24, 2022 invasion.“Everyone can become a big business by working with Ukraine”, Zelensky said during a Jan. 23 video address at the 2023 winter meeting of the National Association of State Chambers in Boca Raton. The U.S. policy of flooding Ukraine with weapons has been a windfall for U.S. defense firms, wrote Antiwar.com editor Dave DeCamp. Many of the weapons being sent to Ukraine are made by defense contractor and manufacturer Raytheon, the former employer of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.Austin was a member of the Raytheon board of directors before he was appointed to the highest-ranking job at the Pentagon.Ukraine’s reconstruction “will be the largest economic project of our time in Europe,” Zelensky told the business group.Zelensky also praised Elon Musk’s Starlink company for its tech support and called for more...