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NATO waging ‘proxy war’ against Russia – Croatian president

RT | January 16, 2023

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic has claimed NATO, a military bloc of which Zagreb is a member, is waging a “proxy war” against Moscow in Ukraine. He also dismissed sanctions against Moscow as “nonsense,” adding that he does not want to be an “American slave.”

Speaking to Croatian reporters in the city of Vukovar on Sunday, Milanovic said, among other things: “Washington and NATO are waging a proxy war against Russia through Ukraine,” as quoted by media outlet Istra24.

He went on to argue that “The plan cannot be to remove Putin. The plan cannot be sanctions,” adding that such punitive measures are “nonsense and we will not achieve anything with them.”

“They go from war to war. And what should I be? An American slave?” Croatia’s president asked rhetorically.

Milanovic voiced his frustration with the US-led military bloc’s policies in the same interview in which he tore into Croatia’s prime minister, Andrej Plenkovic, over his latest Ukraine-related remark.

Speaking to news channel France 24 on Saturday, Plenkovic said the Balkan nation’s lawmakers, who in mid-December didn’t support the EU’s program to train Ukrainian military personnel in member states, have “failed to be on the right side of history.”

Commenting on the remark, Milanovic, in turn, slammed the premier for bringing “disgrace” to his country “and to its democratic representatives in front of others.” The Croatian president argued that this kind of behavior reaches a low that is “the bottom of the bottom.”

As for the EU’s mission, the Croatian president warned that it effectively means that “for the first time in its history, the EU is participating in a war.” This, according to Milanovic, is “against the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.”

In December 2022, Milanovic argued that having Ukrainian service members train on Croatian soil would “bring war” to the Balkan nation.

He also insisted at the time that “Ukraine is not an ally,” criticizing Brussels’ decision last June to grant Kiev candidate status as “cynical.”

January 16, 2023 - Posted by | Militarism | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. The world could use more like Milanovic!

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    Comment by Thomas L Simpson | January 16, 2023 | Reply

  2. Typical pointed, valuable post from RT. Kudos to Milanovic!

    More of the same in 2023? Goddamit…let’s just get over this anachronistic wanna-be-hegemon phase of ‘life’ on the planet…it’s not working, Biden-Harris-Blinken-CIA-DoD guys: can’t you get that through your brains (sic) on this MLK Day?

    Viva Russia! Viva humanity! (I read somewhere days ago that, now, Peace = Development. Russia and China, at least, seem to have realized and acted upon the premise that Peace is not and cannot be the result of War in the way that the US operates its “business” of Zionist/neocon-infused-colonial and MIC-profiteering linkages…as they ‘soil’ the very soil underneath us.)

    Yes! — Viva Palestine!

    Like

    Comment by roberthstiver | January 16, 2023 | Reply

    • Get with the Schiller Institute. Go to Schiller’s website. Read what is being presented by Helga Zepp-LaRouche its founder and chairman. I know you will appreciate the heads up.

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Thomas Lee Simpson | January 17, 2023 | Reply


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