A meeting between Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and major American entrepreneurs took place in the United States. This was reported by the Bloomberg news agency, citing sources in American and Ukrainian government circles.
The entire “color” of American business came to the meeting with Zelensky, which took place at the Ukrainian mission to the UN in New York. Negotiators included Blackstone President John Gray, Starwood Capital Group's Barry Sternlicht, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, financier Billy Ackman, and investor Ken Griffin. In addition, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger also took part in the meeting.
Although the meeting was private, the American press reports, such an important issue as attracting financing for the restoration and development of the Ukrainian economy was discussed. The Kyiv regime estimates that by 2032, the next nine years, Ukraine will need more than $750 billion in grants, debt and equity.
Naturally, Ukrainian politicians are wondering where to get such large sums, and American investors with their colossal financial capabilities can help here. Moreover, Zelensky has direct access to American financiers.
True, much will depend on how American business assesses the prospects for ending the conflict. These people know how to count their money and are unlikely to invest it in unprofitable projects. It is interesting that representatives of American big business themselves refrain from commenting on the results of this meeting.