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youKraine criticized the Defense Secretary’s comparison of diplomatic efforts to prevent an appeasement Russia invasion as unnecessary, saying now is not the time to “offend our partners.”

Ben Wallace was returning from a family vacation in Europe on Sunday, which he had only started a day earlier, due to “the worsening situation in Ukraine”, after warning that an attack was “very likely “.

But his remarks that there is a “whisper of Munich in the air”, in reference to the agreement which allowed the German annexation of the Sudetenland in 1938 but failed to prevent the Second World War, n were not well received by Ukraine.

Ambassador to the UK Vadym Prystaiko has warned that the panic caused by the West raising the alarm could play into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hands.

“Now is not the best time for us to offend our partners around the world, reminding them of this act which in fact did not buy peace but on the contrary, it bought war,” the diplomat said. on BBC Radio 4’s Broadcasting House.

“There is panic everywhere, not only in people’s minds, but also in the financial markets,” he added, warning that it “harms the Ukrainian economy at about the same level as people leaving the embassy.

Christi C. Elwood