On Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made another plea to the US and NATO to impose a no-fly zone and said if the Western powers won’t do it, they should give Ukraine warplanes.
Both the US and NATO have ruled out the idea of establishing a no-fly zone over Ukraine since it would put them in direct military conflict with Russia, something that could quickly spiral into nuclear war. But Zelensky continues to urge the Western powers to “shut the sky.”
“I say every day if you cannot shut the sky now, then give us the timeline when you will do it? If you now cannot provide the timeline, tell us how many people have to die?” Zelensky said at a press conference.
“Tell me how many. I’ll go to count and wait for this moment. I hope the sky will be shut down. If you don’t have strength and courage to do that, then give me the planes. Wouldn’t that be fair?” he added.
Ukrainian pilots are only trained to fly old Russian-made fighter jets. Earlier this week, the EU announced a plan to send warplanes to Ukraine, but it quickly fell apart as the three countries that have the older Russian planes — Poland, Bulgaria, and Slovakia — all denied that they are transferring them to the Ukrainians.
The US and its NATO allies continue to pour other weapons into Ukraine, including Stinger anti-aircraft missiles. According to media reports, the US delivered Stinger missiles to Ukraine for the first time over the past few days.
Since Ukraine’s airspace is no longer safe, the US and its allies have to deliver weapons through NATO countries that border Ukraine. According to a report in the Economist, Poland’s large border with Ukraine is one of the main routes. Hungary has said it won’t allow its territory to be used to transfer arms to Ukraine over fears that the deliveries could be targeted by Russia.
20 thoughts on “Zelensky: If NATO Won’t Impose No-Fly Zone, ‘Give me the Planes’”
The Ukrainians had warplanes. They could not protect them. Any new warplanes they’d get would get demolished in a matter of hours.
I believe the Ukraine air force flew all their fighters out of Ukraine because the Russian air force would have destroyed them all on the ground .
Is this the press conference at which Zelensky was visibly drunk? The guy is collapsing like Hitler in his bunker.
Zelensky is doing a lot of things Hitler did in the final day`s of WW2 , arming civilians , petrol bombs ,forceing men / children to join up ect ect.
First, in the last couple of years he has padded around with his knee pads to the U.S. and the U.K., getting weapons, offensive weapons. For a comedian, that is real funny. Huh?
Give some planes to this drug addict comedian. He needs some toys
The Ukraine is looking more and more like a bottomless money pit for the West. Arms or not, the Ukraine will fall, and its citizens are going to be left wondering if electing a comedian as President was a wise choice.
Same holds true fot JoBye!!
True. Same with the alternative.
Biden is a useless, incompetent fool who should be impeached for goading Ukraine to provoke Russia that resulted in this mess.
It was; that’s why the US and NATO were so desperate for Russia to take Ukraine back.
They’re going to make Russia pay, though.
Even if they can’t win the economic war, they probably think they’ll have scared China out of going after Taiwan.
Kill the two-headed eagle to scare the Chinese monkey.
What message the Chinese will really take home, isn’t clear.
Its possible the US and EU have no idea how ugly they look, even as the myth of Russian formidability and Putin’s genius is popped.
Perhaps Zelensky should be negotiating a surrender with Russia rather than drag other countries into THEIR problem
Zelensky could have negotiated with Putin one on one and prevented this but he was more concerned with staying in power as a US puppet leader than protecting Ukrainians
The demands by Russia were not difficult to respond to. No NATO. No missiles made in the U.S.A. perched on the border with Russia. Let the breakaway republics in the East alone, and stop shelling them. Simple. Zelensky, high school dropout, comedian, really thought things through. He also listened to us, accepted weapons from us. Gee, I am so surprised that we are involved in this mess./s
Impossing a no fly zone would be ignored by Russia , Putin isn`t going to hog tie his military advance with no air support , Russia isn`t Iraq , Liyba ect ect where the NATO Numpties had no competion from the other side.
Zelensky is a Buffon and totally incompetent. If he had any brains this invasion would have never taken place,,same for the DC GHOULS!! F#c# all you evil and incompetent devils. 🙂
Good thinking. From a high school dropout, and, comedian.
President Zelensky may not understand that long supply lines and technical grounds crews are required for US fighter aircraft.
He probably expects to be able to base from NATO airfields but fly using Ukrainian pilots.
The US and NATO acknowledge a no fly zone has been imposed by Russia.
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