WH secretary 'not interested' in establishing no-fly zone over Ukraine
The White House Secretary states that the US is not interested in a no-fly zone because it would lead to a war with Russia, which they claim to be avoiding.
White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said on Thursday that the United States is not interested in the establishment of a no-fly zone over Ukraine since it would require the military to shoot down Russian airplanes, which would lead to a war with Russia.
During a press briefing, she said, "The United States is not interested in no-fly zone because [it] requires essentially US military shooting down Russian planes, war with Russia, that is a step we want to avoid."
Kiev had made an admission that establishing a no-fly zone over Ukraine as Russia's military operation in the country continues could potentially lead to a direct war between the Russian Federation and NATO, but it is still reiterating the plea for the action, Andriy Yermak, head of Volodymyr Zelensky's office, said Wednesday.
What is prominent about the Ukrainian talk of a Russia-NATO war is the fact that they come days after US President Joe Biden said, "You have two options: start a third World War, go to war with Russia physically. Or two, make sure that a country that acts so contrary to international law ends up paying the price."
Earlier today, US defense secretary Lloyd Austin underlined that establishing a no-fly zone over Ukraine could lead the United States into a direct war with Russia.