Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky criticized NATO this Friday (4) for refusing to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine, a measure Kiev has been calling for for days to stop Russia’s advance in the country. .
2022″Knowing that new attacks and casualties are inevitable , NATO made the decision not to close the sky over Ukraine”, lamented Zelensky in a video message posted on social media. According to the Ukrainian president, the intelligence of the Alliance countries “knows very well the enemy’s plans”.
“We believe that the NATO countries created the narrative that the closing of the sky over Ukraine will provoke a direct confrontation” between Russia and the Euro-Atlantic bloc, he added. At the end of his speech, Zelensky, however, admitted that there are also friendly countries in NATO, which help Ukraine “in spite of everything”.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken today reiterated his rejection of NATO helping to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine, a since, as he pointed out, the allies have a responsibility to ensure that the war initiated by Russia “does not spread” outside that country. Blinken thus followed the same line as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who today also ruled out the Alliance’s contribution to the no-fly zone requested by Kiev.