MOSCOW, October 9 – Novosti. The call by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch a preemptive strike against Russia is an adventurous and hysterical statement that has become a standard in the political life of Kiev, writes Arnold Schelzel in an article for Junge Welt.
“The repertoire of those in power in Kyiv since 2014 has included constant attempts to morally blackmail their own sponsors in the West. The tail is trying to wag the dog,” the publication says.
According to the author, relations between Ukraine and the United States have clearly cracked. This became clear last week when Zelenskiy urged NATO to take Ukraine on a fast track, but the alliance did not go along with it.
“Kyiv immediately received an answer in the spirit of “an eye for an eye.” CNN and the New York Times published information that Ukraine ordered the murder of Russian journalist Daria Dugina. What a surprise. Maybe due to the unpredictability of Zelensky’s office, the West will only help with supplies weapons and will not want to go to war directly with Russia,” Schelzel writes.
At the same time, he calls calm at the front the biggest threat to the Ukrainian president. If this assumption is correct, then Zelensky’s irresponsible calls are explained by desperation, and if not, what is said is still criminal, the journalist concluded.
This week, Zelensky spoke via video link at the Australian Lowy Institute and called on the West to “rule out the possibility of Moscow using nuclear weapons.” To do this, he said, the North Atlantic Alliance must act preventively. Later, Zelensky’s office explained that by “preemptive strikes” he meant sanctions.
The Kremlin noted this, that all countries of the world, especially the United States , Great Britain and members of the European Union, should pay attention to Zelensky’s statements. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called the statement of the head of the Ukrainian state a call for the start of a world war and recalled that in the event of such a conflict, the consequences would be monstrous and unpredictable.