Now it shows, he wants “world war”, Zelensky criticized after his hasty accusations against Russia.
Published on 17.11.2022
RT reports us that the hasty accusations against Russia of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky after the fall of a missile in Polish territory challenge a certain number of observers, worried to see the Head of State push for a dangerous escalation of the conflict with so much lightness.
Only a few minutes after the fall of the missile which killed two people, on November 15 in Przewodów, Volodymyr Zelensky hastened to accuse Russia of having struck Poland – a member of NATO -, calling for a reaction.
“Terror is not limited to our national borders. Russian missiles hit Poland. Hit NATO territory with missiles. […] This is a Russian missile attack against collective security! It’s a really significant escalation. We must act,” he said.
If the United States, Poland and NATO then tempered this accusation, considering it more likely that it was a missile from the Ukrainian anti-aircraft defense system, the scope and consequences of the remarks to the cookie-cutter of the Ukrainian president made politicians and commentators react.
Zelensky’s hasty claims criticized
“This sequence is the demonstration of the communication processes of [Volodymyr] Zelensky.
Ukraine is only holding on by a military infusion from NATO and financial support from European taxpayers.
Once again, he wanted to use a pretext to involve us in the world war , thus underlined the deputy of the French party Rassemblement national Thierry Mariani.
Former environment minister Ségolène Royal calls for sanctions against “authors of war propaganda who want to prevent the ceasefire” and wants to create a “war information validation body”.
The president of the Patriots Florian Philippot believes that Volodymyr Zelensky “missed his shot, namely the world war”, stressing that even the United States had said that the missile came from Ukraine. “Watch out for the bad shots to come!”, He warned.
The questions and concerns raised by alarmist statements from Warsaw and kyiv about the downing of a “Russian missile” in Przewodów on November 15, near the town of Lublin, not far from the Ukrainian border, have been partly lifted on November 16 after successive clarifications by Moscow, Washington, Warsaw and NATO.
‘No indication of deliberate attack’, says NATO
The Russian Ministry of Defense confirms that it carried out “a massive strike with high-precision weapons” against a series of targets in Ukraine, but insisted that these were “carried out only on targets located on the territory of Ukraine and at a distance of at least 35 kilometers from the Ukrainian-Polish border”.
And, based on the analysis of photographs of the remains of the missile released by Poland, Russian military experts concluded that they belonged to an “anti-aircraft guided missile of the S-300 air defense complex of the Ukrainian Armed Forces”, thus confirming the Russian statements made immediately after the announcement of the incident.
The Polish head of state Andrzej Duda himself considered it “highly probable” that it was a Ukrainian anti-aircraft projectile, citing “an unfortunate accident”.
Similarly, US President Joe Biden said it was “unlikely” that the missile was fired from Russia.
According to a NATO source quoted by Reuters, the leader of the United States even explicitly informed members of the G7 and the Atlantic Alliance that a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile was involved in the death of the two Polish citizens.
Also on November 16, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin pointed to “the context in which all of this is happening”, considering that “Russia is blaming setback after setback on the battlefield and putting Ukrainian civilians and civilian infrastructure in his view”.
Jens Stoltenberg, the head of the Atlantic Alliance, also spoke about the case of the missile which fell in Przewodów, saying that there was “no indication of a deliberate attack” which would have targeted Poland.
“Our preliminary analysis suggests that the incident was likely caused by a Ukrainian air defense system missile fired to defend Ukrainian territory against Russian cruise missiles,” he told a conference in press held in Brussels.
At the end of the day on November 16, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky nevertheless reaffirmed on television that the missile which killed two people in a Polish village near the border with Ukraine was Russian: “I have no doubt that this missile was not ours. I believe it was a Russian missile.