Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky won’t give up on his call for the US and NATO to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine, which would put the Western powers in a direct war with Russia. In a virtual address to Canada’s parliament on Tuesday, Zelensky again pleaded for the Western powers to “close the sky.”
“Can you imagine when you call your [allies], and you ask, ‘please close the sky, close the airspace, please stop the bombings, how many more cruise missiles have to fall on our cities until you make this happen?’ And in return, they express their deep concerns about the situation,” Zelensky said.
“Please understand how important it is for us to close our airspace from Russian missiles and Russian aircraft. I hope you can understand,” Zelensky added.
So far, the Biden administration has stood firm in its opposition to imposing a no-fly zone over Ukraine. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki reiterated the administration’s position on Tuesday. She said President Biden “continues to believe that a no-fly zone would be escalatory, could prompt a war with Russia.”
To enforce a no-fly zone, the US would have to shoot down Russian warplanes and bomb surface-to-air missiles inside Russia. Even though such actions would risk nuclear war, there are still growing calls for a no-fly zone over Ukraine, including from some members of Congress.
Zelensky is set to address Congress on Wednesday morning and is expected to repeat his plea for direct US and NATO intervention in the war. At this point, Estonia is the only NATO member that had an official body call for a no-fly zone over Ukraine.
While holding out on a no-fly zone, the US and NATO still risk provoking Russia by working to flood Ukraine with weapons. In a message to the Western powers, Russia launched missile strikes on western Ukraine’s Yavoriv military facility, which houses foreign volunteers and has previously hosted US and NATO troops.
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Not even the Canadian-ukranian Nazi regime with Freeland as kriegs-fuherer in exile would want to impose a NFZ in the ukraine.
Any NFZ bs is cheap talk to hide impotence, it always was, remember Syria? Russia has a NFZ there already and possesses its entire military apparatus, EW, hypersonic missiles and the latest S-550 to enforce it and that is a language US and her slave states understands perfectly well.
He is a comedian— a good plan. He wants Russia and US to exchange some resl hest over Ukraine’s population heads.
He does not seem to care a jot about the people unless it helos him get some vvalue.
But you never know — we have enough of our own deluded politicians thst want some excitemeng
Sorry Ze, there already is a no fly zone imposed by Russia.
Zelensky is a puppet. When he speaks it is the voice of MI-6/CIA which is heard. When Zelensky acts it is the Ukrainian security service that is operating the puppet strings.
He doesn’t have a choice. If he resists either of his puppet masters, he becomes more useful as a martyr. The details of his demise have already been set.
Zelensky hasn’t fled Kiev because he isn’t allowed to.
Zelensky is speaking out of both sides of his mouth; First saying
he will accept never being in NATO, then saying he wants to fight to the
The first option would guarantee he lives, the second does not
F this guy.
According to the mainstream media Russia is losing badly. If that’s true (and we here all know it’s not), then why is Zelensky begging and pleading for a no-fly zone? Ze, your superior forces are already thwarting the Russians. You don’t need our help.
“Winning” and “losing” are a function of objectives/goals achieved or not achieved.
The actual objectives/goals of either side in any war are not necessarily obvious.
If Putin’s actual objectives in Ukraine are “de-Nazification” and the imposition of a “pro-Russian” regime, he’s probably irretrievably “lost” already. If they’re more limited, he may “win.”
As for the Ukrainian regime’s objectives, they’ve probably permanently lost LPR, DPR, and a land corridor to Crimea. On the other hand, they’re probably a lock for actual EU membership and de facto NATO membership once the current conflict simmers down.
Thanks for the insight, Thomas. I was just referring to the actual fighting going on now. And being a smart ass.
A nuclear war over Ukraine and Estonia’s “requests”? Please.
Zelly is indicating as to how little he values the fate of Planet Earth by insisting on a no-fly zone. Screw him…he’s the one who needs to be taken out, not Putin.
Ukrainian leader Zelensky and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba were all hyperbole when they thought NATO would come and fight Russia for them. Zelensky claimed that NATO membership was in the works and Kuleba even claimed that they wanted and were close to getting nuclear weapons.
With America and NATO packing arms and “advisors” into Ukraine and outlandish propaganda from the Ukrainian government is it any wonder that diplomacy failed?
Throughout the Ukrainian government their hatred of Russia and ethnic Slavic people was evident. Many Ukrainians were quoted as saying that they did not care if World War III was triggered as long as they could grind away at their hatred of Russia at the expense of NATO and America.
Ukraine should never have existed as a soverign nation. The area of West Ukraine is inhabited by ethnic Lithuanian-polish people; these Ukrainian lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (Galicia, Transcarpathia, Bukovina). The area of Eastern Ukraine is inhabited by ethnic Slavic people who were part of the Russian Empire (the nine right-bank and left-bank provinces).
So in essence the conflict in Ukraine should be decided by diplomacy and include a division of Ukraine just as Czechoslovakia was divided into two ethnic regions.
As for comedian Zelensky and the Ukrainian clown Kuleba their days are numbered since no sane person would let them bring America and Russia to the gates of hell termed World War III.
As these clowns continue to agitate for a No Fly Zone and spew hyperbolic propaganda they hope and dream of a wider conflict between Russia and America. That my friends is a bridge too far!
Zelensky still trying to rope everyone into this conflict which is between Ukraine and Russia
Seals clapping for World War III.
Well it is his job to ask for one I guess, fortunately no sane politician in the west is considering a no fly zone.
He’s begging our congress too.
“We need you right now,” Zelenskyy said, adding, “I call on you to do more.”
In urging a steeper economic hit to the Russians, he said: “Peace is more important than income.”
“Lawmakers gave him a standing ovation, before and after his short remarks, which Zelenskyy began in Ukrainian through an interpreter but then switched to English in a heartfelt appeal to help end the bloodshed.”
And our congress gives another foreign moron a standing ovation. Not surprising since the senate just voted unanimously that Putin is a war criminal. Waiting for them to vote on Biden, Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton….
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