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Senior Ukrainian Official Claims Indians and Chinese Have 'Weak Intellectual Potential'

© AP Photo / Pavel GolovkinVolodymyr Zelensky leaves the stage after addressing a media conference at a NATO summit in Vilnius
Volodymyr Zelensky leaves the stage after addressing a media conference at a NATO summit in Vilnius - Sputnik India, 1920, 12.09.2023
Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak has described Indians and Chinese as having “weak intellectual potential”, who, according to him, “do not analyze the consequences” of their actions.
"What’s wrong with India, China, and so forth. The problem is that they are not analysing the consequences of their steps, these countries have weak intellectual potential, unfortunately. Yes, they invest in science. Yes, India has launched a lunar rover presently and is now trekking on the surface of the Moon, but that does not indicate that this country fully comprehends what the modern world is about", said Podolyak.
This isn't the first time a Ukrainian official has made such offensive remarks towards Indians. Previously, the Indian community was deeply insulted after Ukraine's Defence Ministry posted a controversial picture of the Hindu goddess Kali, which was widely deemed as outright blasphemy by many Hindu devotees on Twitter.
On top of that, Indian students have faced challenges in universities after being bullied and urged to leave the country by local residents in Ukraine, Indian media reported.
An idol of Hindu Goddess Kali placed at a makeshift worship place in Kolkata, India, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. - Sputnik India, 1920, 30.04.2023
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