‘Nothing Heroic’ About Zelensky: Retired Army Colonel

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Zelensky, According to a Retired Colonel, is Not a Hero

During the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the mainstream media narrative is that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is a hero doing right thing for his country.

But a retired U.S. Army Colonel, Douglas MacGregor, had a different take on what the Ukrainian president could have done to avoid war. The media is likely to portray his comments as pro-Russia or pro-Putin, but he simply shared his opinion on what could have been done.

Not Pro-Russia or Pro-Putin

“Well, the end of this phase is still a few days away. The first five days, Russian forces I think, frankly, were too gentle. They’ve now corrected that. So I would say another 10 days, this should be completely over. But the question is, what is it that Zelensky going to do? The Russians have made it very clear what they want is a neutral Ukraine. This could’ve ended days ago if he accepted that. And then they can adjust the borders, but the eastern part of Ukraine is firmly in Russian hands, but again, the Russians are not seizing territory. They’re destroying Ukrainian forces. That’s their focus,” MacGregor said.

The colonel went on to call Zelensky a “puppet” and said there is “nothing heroic” about the way he has put his citizens at risk.

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Rebecca Horvath
Rebecca Horvath
Rebecca Horvath is an editor and writer for NRN. For nearly a decade, Horvath wrote a regular Community Voices column for the Johnson City Press, where she was known to ruffle a few feathers. In 2018, she began writing for the National Federation of Republican Women, interviewing and profiling candidates such as Sen. Martha McSally and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. Horvath also contributes to Net3d.home.blog.