Ukraine’s new president used to be an actor, screenwriter, and a recent funny video he used in a presentation making fun of world leaders has cemented him as possibly the funniest out of the lot of them.
Volodymyr Zelensky had an official presentation at the 16th annual Yalta European Strategy meeting which took place between the 12th and 14th of September.
Rema Rajeshwari, a district police chief in India, had friends who attended the event and told her about the funny presentation that Zelensky had show to the guests, which has now come to light thanks to the wonders of the internet.
During the dinner portion of his official day, he decided to upload a jokey fake Whatsapp group called WORLD LEADERS GROUP.
In the hilarious video, the group plays out diplomacy and he manages to make light of a number of series issues including North Korea’s nuclear weapons, Brexit and Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.
At one point North Korea is added to the conversation and sends the group rocket emojis, prompting USA to respond:
Great stickers but you don’t have to send them to me.
In another, Ukraine writes: "We would like to discuss the credit issue…” prompting the IMF to leave the fictional group.
Zelensky didn’t pull his punches, and in a cheeky reminder of Donald Trump’s past issues with women, the USA writes the following faux pas in the group: “You are such a beautiful lady…” before deleting it and writing:
Sorry, wrong chat.
“We want to discuss the annexation issue,” Russia writes.
“Go ahead!” the Ukraine responds.
What do you think if we annex half of Great Britain?
“We will impose sanctions,” Germany, France and USA swiftly responded.
“So nobody has anything against it,” Russia concludes. This is another veiled barb over world leaders’ reactions to Russia annexing Crimea.
Needless to say, people online had a lot of fun with the fake WhatsApp group
Others pointed out his credentials...
You can watch the full presentation in the video below.