Epic fail: French media denounce Poroshenko’s speech as self-serving and “terrible taste”


December 1, 2015 –


Translated for Fort Russ by J. Arnoldski

“‘This is an epic fail’: Poroshenko’s speech in Paris angers the French”

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko’s speech at the climate conference in Paris, where he stated that “the terrorism with which France has collided is what Ukraine has struggled with daily for the last 21 months,” has provoked an explosion of indignation in French society.

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Representatives of French media were quick to appraise Poroshenko’s speech:

“Despite the fact that I understand the difficult situation facing Ukraine, this speech was an epic fail,” a journalist from Faz Politic wrote on Twitter.

“Poroshenko showed terrible taste in using the terrorist attacks in Paris to draw attention to Ukraine. It is not true and it is disgusting,” a journalist from France 24 expressed.

“Ukrainians have suffered a terrible fate, but what is even worse is having a president who will do anything to get the world’s sympathy,” he added.

“Poroshenko made a tactless remark, trying to use the terrorist attacks in Paris to draw attention to Ukraine,” the journalist Mashable described the act of the Ukrainian president. 

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