Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Ukraine wants the U.S. to tone down the invasion rhetoric: ‘Don’t shout so much’

The Brigid Kennedy The Week

Yes, Ukraine would like foreign assistance from the United States and its allies in its standoff with Russia; but outside of providing defense weaponry, the country would prefer the U.S. just stay quiet, The New York Times reports Friday, per the head of Ukraine’s security council.

“When they start saying that tomorrow, you’re going to have war, just take into consideration that the first thing we do not need in our country is panic,” Oleksii Danilov, leader of the security council, told the Times. “Why? Because panic is the sister of failure.”

“That’s why we are saying to our partners, ‘Don’t shout so much,'” he added. “Do you see a threat? Give us 10 jets every day. Not one, 10. And the threat will disappear.”

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