Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Zelensky rebukes Western ‘panic’ over Russia invasion fear after Biden call

The Ukrainians are less hawkish on Ukraine than the Americans, and the “NATO allies” (European satraps) are just carrying water for Washington.

By New York Post

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky slammed concerns of the US and its NATO allies about a Russian invasion Friday, accusing them of creating a “panic” and insisting that he knows the situation in his own country.

“Do we have tanks on the streets?” Zelensky asked reporters during a news conference. “No. When you read media, you get the image that we have troops in the city, people fleeing … That’s not the case.”

Though Zelensky declined to rule out the possibility of conflict, he denied the repeated suggestion by Washington that a Russian attack may be “imminent.”

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said the US and NATO are creating panic in his country over a potential Russian invasion.
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“I’m the president of Ukraine and I’m based here and I think I know the details better here,” he said at one point.

The news conference came one day after Zelensky spoke on the phone with President Biden. Following the call, CNN cited an unnamed Ukrainian official in reporting that Biden had told Zelensky that a Russian invasion of Kiev was almost certain.


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