The Ukrainian chief practically triggered World Struggle III by accusing Russia of a missile assault on Poland, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan mentioned

France ought to cease supporting Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky after he nearly incited a worldwide battle by alleging {that a} latest lethal blast in Poland, a NATO member, was attributable to a Russian missile, former presidential candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan prompt on Saturday.

Writing on Twitter, Dupont-Aignan, who heads the right-wing occasion Debout la France and has run for the presidency a number of instances, mentioned that “by launching a missile at Poland and accusing the Russians, Zelensky nearly triggered World Struggle III.” 

“Let’s cease supporting this harmful man. [We should] urgently make up a peace plan,” he added.

Following up on his submit, he claimed that the Ukraine battle might be resolved provided that Moscow and Kiev conform to a ceasefire and autonomy is given to the 2 Donbass republics, because the Minsk agreements had been designed to do. Each the Donetsk and Lugansk Folks’s Republics just lately overwhelmingly voted to hitch Russia in public referendums. The politician additionally argued that any peace plan must embody “Russia’s retreat” and “Ukraine’s neutrality.” 

On Tuesday, two civilians had been killed when a missile landed within the Polish village of Przewodow close to the Ukrainian border. Shortly after the incident, Poland signaled that it could invoke Article 4 of the NATO Treaty, which permits any member of the bloc to request consultations if it believes that its safety is in danger. Western officers subsequently admitted that the missile was of Ukrainian and never Russian origin.

Nonetheless, following the blast, Zelensky pinned the blame on Russia, calling the incident “a really severe escalation” and as an assault on NATO that calls for a response. Later, nonetheless, he toned down his claims, admitting that “we have no idea for 100%” what prompted the explosion.

The Russian Protection Ministry denied any involvement within the incident, saying its navy consultants had analyzed the photographs from the scene and recognized the particles as elements of an S-300 air protection system missile utilized by Ukraine.

France, together with many different Western international locations, has been offering Ukraine with navy assist to help it in its battle in opposition to Russia. In latest months, Paris has despatched to Kiev various Caesar self-propelled howitzers, MILAN anti-tank missiles, and different navy {hardware}.

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