Nobody told me we were at war – president of NATO country – RT World News
US and Germany could be at war with Russia, but that was news for Croatia, says Zoran Milanovic
Commenting on the German Foreign Minister’s statement that Europe was “wage war against Russia”, Croatian President Zoran Milanovic said on Thursday it was new for him and wished Berlin better luck than in World War II.
Croatia “shouldn’t help in any way” Ukraine militarily, Milanovic said during a visit to the port city of Split. “Do you want us to go to war?
Presenting the Ukrainian conflict as a conflict between Washington and Moscow, he reminded reporters that he had been criticized for simply echoing the words of the Kyiv Defense Minister that the current conflict was a “proxy war” between NATO and Russia.
“Now the German Foreign Minister says we must be united, because I quote, we are at war with Russia. I did not know “, said Milanovic. “Maybe Germany is at war with Russia, but then, good luck, maybe this time it will be better than about 70 years ago.”
The Croatian president was baffled to hear such a claim from the leader of the German Greens, which he said was a pacifist party also opposed to the United States and the USSR, and not from Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
“If we are at war with Russia, let’s see what we have to do. But we will not ask Germany’s opinion,” Milanovic added. “Let them find out who the real Chancellor is there. I’ve been in politics for a long time, and our country has been through a lot, but I’ve never seen this kind of madness before.
As for the tanks, “Russians or Americans, they still burn”, Milanovic said, noting that armor deliveries to Ukraine – announced by the United States and Germany this week – will only prolong the fighting,
“These tanks may burn or reach Crimea, but Croatia will have nothing to do with it,” he added. he insisted. The social-democratic president has frequently clashed with the nationalist parliamentary majority over Croatia’s Ukrainian policy. Last month, Milanovic refused Zagreb’s participation in the EU’s training program for Ukrainian troops, saying it was against the Croatian constitution.
Unless the United States and Russia hold some sort of talks, the world is “slowly sliding into World War III”, Milanovic added. “Some people think it has already started, but I have reservations.”