Zoran Milanovic mentioned earlier Croatia would recall all troops from NATO deployments within the area in case of a Russia-Ukraine struggle
Croatian President Zoran Milanovic likened Prime Minister Andrey Plenkovic to a Ukrainian agent on Friday, two days after the latter apologized to Ukrainians over the president’s feedback on NATO deployments.
In a televised handle on Tuesday, Milanovic mentioned Zagreb would withhold its troops from Japanese European NATO contingents if the state of affairs on the Ukraine-Russia border spirals right into a full-blown battle.
Croatian PM apologises to Ukrainians for ‘nonsense’
On Wednesday, Plenkovic dismissed the president’s assertion as “nonsense,” claiming that the Croatian contingent stationed in Poland had already returned and apologized to the Ukrainian folks.
Milanovic, the commander-in-chief, hit again in an interview with Croatia’s RTL TV, suggesting that Plenkovic’s loyalties look like misplaced.
Let him apologize. He acts like a Ukrainian agent, and I act like a Croatian president. That’s an enormous distinction.
Requested if he feels the necessity to apologize, Milanovic mentioned, “No manner. I believe the prime minister is an unusual poltron who goes the place he doesn’t belong… All I’m interested by is the Croatian curiosity,” he added.
In his assertion on Tuesday, the president accused the US of agitating the geopolitical state of affairs within the area amid a Russian navy buildup close to Ukraine’s border. “This has nothing to do with Ukraine or Russia. It has to do with the dynamics of American home politics.”
Milanovic claimed he’s making an attempt to steer Croatia away from a doubtlessly disastrous conflagration involving Russia. The Croatian chief mentioned Ukraine should begin fixing “the issue” it has with the “separatists” within the nation’s east by way of negotiations, noting that Moscow has not acknowledged the breakaway republics.
He added that Kiev ought to “not consistently confront the thermonuclear and hypersonic energy, Russia. It’s not Serbia. Whoever encourages them to take action is a harmful charlatan, and there are various in Europe.”
Milanovic’s feedback on NATO have earned him a spot on Kiev’s “Peacemaker” database for “anti-Ukrainian exercise,” and he’s been accused of justifying “Russian aggression.” He advised RTL TV that he’s “neither a Ukrainian enemy nor a Russian pal” however is fairly centered on the wellbeing of his personal nation.