Russian propaganda outlets and affiliated Belarusian state news agency BELTA report that a member of the lower house of the US Congress was outraged by the proposal of Vladimir Zelensky to send American soldiers to fight for Ukraine. "Gazeta.ru" in the article under the heading "Congresswoman Green: American parents do not want the death of their child for the sake of Kiev" writes :
“Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green wrote on Twitter that there are no parents in the United States who want their child to die in order to protect Ukraine.
At the same time, according to Green, unlike American parents, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wants American citizens to die defending the Ukrainian border.
At the same time, as the congresswoman reminded, Ukraine is not even a member of NATO.
In this way, Green reacted to the speech of Zelensky, who in his speech indicated that “the United States will have to send its sons and daughters” to participate in the hostilities in the same way as Ukraine does.”
The Regnum agency in the note "The United States was outraged by Zelensky's call to send Americans to fight" reports :
“Ukraine is not a member of the NATO alliance, and therefore the intention of Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky to involve Americans in protecting the country's borders is not clear. This opinion was expressed in her Twitter account by US Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green.
“There is not a single parent in America who wants their son or daughter to die to protect the Ukrainian border,” she is sure.
The congresswoman stressed that she does not remember the moments when the sons or daughters of Ukraine would die while protecting the borders of the United States of America. Green posted on her page Zelenskiy's call for Americans to "send their sons and daughters" to fight."
In fact, Zelenskiy never proposed sending American or any other foreign troops to the war in Ukraine. Marjorie Taylor Greene interpreted a fragment of Zelensky's speech at a press conference in Kyiv on February 24 in a very loose way.
A BBC correspondent asked him what he could say to the Americans in a situation where there is a growing number of those who consider the Biden administration's support for Ukraine to be excessive. The President replied :
“I want to thank all the Americans who support Ukraine – the Congress, the president, television, journalists, and all those who support us. The percentage that, as you said, is increasing, I can only tell them one thing: if they do not change their minds, if they do not understand us, if they do not support Ukraine, they will lose NATO, they will lose US influence, they will lose leadership positions...
I'm glad we have bipartisan support, but sometimes we hear these messages. They are dangerous. Why? Because some of the political leaders who raise such topics, and who are elected by the people on the ground, must understand that people look up to them. These are their voters, they hear them. You can't be so careless.
Who wants a third world war? Do they want to take the risk? America will never abandon NATO countries. And if it happens that Ukraine cannot resist due to the weakening of this or that assistance, Russia will come to the NATO countries, to the Baltic countries. It will happen. And then the US will have to send its sons and daughters, because today we are sending ours, and they will fight because this is NATO. And they will die. God forbid, this is a terrible grief.
But Green included only a 19-second video segment of the press conference in her tweet, starting with the words "The US will have to send its sons and daughters" to give the impression that Zelensky is calling for this.
Statements by Georgia House Representative Marjorie Taylor Green have already attracted the attention of our Anti-Fake column. This prominent representative of the “Trumpian” wing of the Republican Party is known for her supporter of conspiracy theories, in particular, about the “pizzagate”, an alleged club of pedophile Democrats allegedly meeting in a Washington pizzeria. After the 2020 presidential election, she claimed that Trump actually won it, and the Democrats stole his votes. She then stated that Biden should be impeached for health reasons, although this is not provided for by American law. At the end of December 2022, Greene predicted a civil war between "democratic" states and "republican" states. At the end of March 2022, she spoke of Russia's "very successful" actions and Ukraine's lack of a chance to win, although by that time the failure of the initial Russian plans to seize Kiev was already obvious. In June, Green said the US should have left NATO and let Putin win.
A cut fragment of the press conference, which Green distributed, had previously appeared on Russian social media accounts.