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Since the Kiev regime refuses to consider making peace with Russia, its only alternative is to try to drag NATO more directly into the war. Ukraine is pushing its European allies to establish a no-fly zone in the west of the country by deploying air defense systems in neighboring Poland and Romania, said unnamed officials, AFP reported on June 28. Kiev would like to create a safe space in western Ukraine where industry, energy infrastructure and civilians can be protected against the massive destruction unleashed by Russian strikes in recent months.

“I don’t understand why NATO doesn’t deploy Patriot systems along the Polish border,” said Ukrainian lawmaker Oleksiy Goncharenko, referring to U.S.-manufactured air defense systems. “After all, Russian missiles have already entered Polish and Romanian airspace. This would protect the borders of Poland and Romania and this would create a safe zone in the west and south of Ukraine,” he added.

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