Ukraine's president trolls world leaders with spoof WhatsApp group

Mail Online | 9/22/2019 | Tim Stickings For Mailonline
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Ukraine's comedian-turned-President has trolled his fellow world leaders with a hilarious spoof video that imagines what their WhatsApp group might look like.

Volodymyr Zelensky, who once played a hapless President on TV but was elected to the real-life presidency in April, put on the mock presentation for guests at a summit in Yalta earlier this month.

Video - Fun - Range - Issues - Russia

The video pokes fun at a a range of global issues including Russia's annexation of Crimea and North Korea's nuclear ambitions, prompting uproarious laughter from the crowd.

It was shared by Indian police officer Rema Rajeshwari, who had friends at the conference in Ukraine.

Start - WhatsApp - Chat - World - Leaders

At the start of the imaginary WhatsApp chat, entitled World Leaders Group, Zelensky introduces himself to his colleagues and is met with greetings in various languages.

Britain's initial response is unintelligible, prompting bafflement from its European allies - perhaps an allusion to Brexit.

UK - Message - Prince - Harry - Queen

A UK message is eventually provided by Prince Harry, who says 'Grandmother [meaning the Queen] wanted me to write that she is very happy to see everyone'.

America, Russia and China then squabble over who is the 'administrator of the group' - before Beijing and Moscow are summarily deleted.

Washington - Ukraine - Point - Zelensky - Predecessor

Washington says it wants to invest in Ukraine, at which point Zelensky's predecessor, confectionery tycoon Petro Poroshenko, pipes up: 'Better invest in chocolate production'.

Ukraine suggests discussing 'the credit issue', at which point the International Monetary Fund leaves the group.

North - Korea - Group - Surprise - Ukraine

North Korea joins the group, to the surprise of Ukraine which congratulates the hermit kingdom on its newfound internet access.

However, Pyongyang admits that it 'actually ran over to South Korea for five minutes' to get a connection.

South - Korea - Emoji - North - Rocket

When South Korea pops up with an emoji, the North retaliates with three rocket stickers, symbolising its secretive missile production.

The U.S. replies: 'Great stickers but...
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