(PresidentialInsider.com)- Remember when the press said that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told Western governments, “The fight is here, I need ammunition, not a ride”?
Well, it turns out that he may not have made the comment at all.
The Washington Post recently investigated the veracity of the story, which immediately went viral and portrayed the Ukrainian president as a tough leader unwilling to leave his country even as one of the world’s largest armies invaded.
According to The Washington Post, not a single source for the quote could be found, except for an anonymous “senior American intelligence official” who gave the line to The Associated Press. As soon as the comment was shared by The Associated Press, it was in virtually every newspaper in the country – and beyond.
The Post noted that the quote appeared in several hundred news sources and was even aired on the television, but that the only evidence so far is an anonymous U.S. official.
The line has not been confirmed as genuine by either Zelenskyy’s office in Ukraine or by the United States government.
So…did he say it?
And given it was such a hit of a line, wouldn’t Zelenskyy want to confirm to the world that it’s true?
The Post claims that administration officials “expressed confusion about the claim” and have denied that Zelenskyy was even asked to leave Keiv by the United States government in the first place. Sources at the Biden White House said that they were unaware of the source that the Associated Press appeared to be citing.
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) February 27, 2022
If he didn’t say it…then who said he did…and why?