Today, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to Transforming the neighboring country into a “new Syria”.And he asked for help from the countries of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).
“Russia is trying to turn Ukraine into Syria, and the tactics they use are very similar to what worked in Syria,” he said in a video posted on social media. “But we must not allow them to create a Syria in Europe.”
a A Middle Eastern country has been in a civil war for 10 years, in a conflict that has left at least 380,000 people dead and forced half of the country’s population to leave their homes and seek refuge in other countries. Russia began intervening there in 2015, with air and naval strikes against the Islamic State that changed the course of the conflict.
Kuleba asked NATO foreign ministers to do so Act before it’s too late. “I thank you for everything you’ve done, but this is war. And in war, everything must be done so that we can win,” he said after attending a meeting with ministers.
The Ukrainian government had asked the coalition to establish a “no-fly zone” in the country, What was rejected.
The organization’s Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, said the coalition would not send aircraft or troops to the country. “The allies agreed that we should have neither aircraft in Ukrainian airspace, nor NATO forces on Ukrainian territory,” he said at the end of the meeting.
In Stoltenberg’s view, “the only way to implement a no-fly zone in Ukraine” is through the deployment of NATO combat aircraft, which would have to shoot down Russian aircraft operating in Ukraine.
“We believe that if we do that, we will end up with something that could turn into an all-out war in Europe, involving many other countries and causing more human suffering,” he said.
*With France Press agency
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