Brussels, 5 March 2022 (TDI): NATO has rejected Ukraine’s demand for No-fly zones. The decision was announced by the Secretary-General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg following the ministerial meeting between the NATO Foreign Ministers.

The Secretary-General enunciated that accepting Ukraine’s demand to declare a no-fly zone to protect its skies from Russian missiles as well as warplanes would escalate the conflict. This would be so because a no-fly zone will require the NATO forces to shoot down Russian aircraft.


He further stated at a press conference after the meeting that NATO is not part of this conflict. Becoming involved could result in an all-out war in Europe involving many more countries.

Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine had been urging NATO and European countries to declare a no-fly zone for the protection of his country from airstrikes.

Ukraine had called for closing the sky over Ukraine along with launching an operation to maintain peace and security at the UN Security Council meeting. Volodymyr Zelensky claimed that the objective was to save nuclear facilities.

Following NATO’s declaration against his request, Volodymyr Zelensky criticized the decision in a speech. He stated that after this decision the leadership of Europe has given a “green signal” to Russia to further bomb Ukraine.

The President of Ukraine underscored that NATO, too, now was responsible for the casualties of war in Ukraine. Moreover, he stated that all those who die from today onward will also die because of NATO’s inaction.

Russia invaded Ukraine by land, sea, and air on February 24. The offensive is still going on with Russia capturing two nuclear power plants in the country, recently.