The Czech Defense Minister has succeeded in raising the already sky-high threshold of gung ho attitudes towards the possibility of the escalation of the war in Ukraine even higher. In her view, Czech citizens have nothing to fear even if nuclear weapons were to be used in the battlefield.
Reacting to the news about the Kremlin’s intention to place nuclear weapons on the territory of neighboring Belarus, during an interview on Czech television last week, Jana Černochová tried to reassure Czech citizens about the prospect of a nuclear escalation. However, instead of trying to dismiss such theories, or inform about efforts to deescalate the situation in order to prevent such tragedies, she shocked Czech viewers by belittling the effects of a nuclear confrontation instead.
Russian Topol-M nuclear missile. Photo: Wikipedia
The Czech Defense Minister said that the consequences of the use of tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine would pose no risks to the Czech Republic.
If something like that were to happen, the citizens of the Czech Republic would not be threatened in any way,
Her relaxed attitude is in stark contrast with the assessment of the Polish leadership, which immediately demanded tougher sanction against Belarus, and said that the move is part of an aggressive posturing against Poland.
Apart from the United Nations also warning of the risk of a nuclear war being higher than ever before the end of the cold-war, the Hungarian government party Fidesz’ parliamentary fraction leader Máté Kocsis did not share the Czech minister’s optimism either. In a radio interview on Sunday he warned that the more countries get involved in the war in Ukraine, the faster we are moving towards a world war, stressing that if there is a world war, it will be a nuclear war.
Máté Kocsis, speaking on behalf of the governing parties, said that they will fight to the last possible moment to force peace and negotiations, not to escalate the war, not to increase arms supplies and not to increase the number of dead. He also criticized those who, according to him, have been pursuing what he called a “pro-war rhetoric” since the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war.
Facebook: Máté Kocsis
According to the politician from the largest governing party, the war conflict between Russia and Ukraine has widened, and instead of using their power, influence and military superiority to force peace or an immediate ceasefire, the Western powers are being drawn further into the war by supplying more and more powerful weapons.
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