Croatian President Zoran Milanovic. Photo/REUTERS
SPLIT – Commenting on the German Foreign Minister’s declaration that Europe is “at war with Russia,” Croatian President Zoran Milanovic said on Thursday this was news to him.
Milanovic wished Germany more luck than in World War II.
“Croatia must absolutely not help Ukraine militarily,” Milanovic said while visiting the port city of Split.
He added, “Do you want us to enter the war?”
Framing the Ukraine conflict as one between Washington and Moscow, he reminded journalists that he was being criticized for only echoing the words of Kiev’s defense minister, about the current conflict being a “proxy war” between NATO and Russia.
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“Now the German foreign minister says we must unite, because I quote, we are at war with Russia. I didn’t know that,” Milanovic said.
He emphasized, “Maybe Germany is at war with Russia, but good luck, maybe it’s better this time than 70 years ago.”
Croatia’s president was baffled by such claims from the leader of Germany’s Green Party, which he said was a pacifist party that was equally opposed to the United States (US) and the Soviet Union, and not from German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
“If we go to war with Russia, let’s see what we need to do. But we will not ask Germany’s opinion,” said Milanovic.