A former senior adviser to the Secretary of Defense appointed by Trump said the Russian army was “too kind” to Ukraine and called Zelensky a “doll.”

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A car burned out after a missile launched by a Russian invader was attacked near the Kharkiv Local Government Building in Svobode (Freedom) Square in Kharkov, northeastern Ukraine, around 8 am local time on Tuesday, March 1. Can be seen on the street. March 1, 2022 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.Vyacheslav Madyevskyy / Ukrinform / NurPhoto via Getty Images

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky remains in Ukraine despite an attempted assassination.

  • He called on the Ukrainians to protect their country from the invasion of Russian troops.

  • On Friday, a former Trump appointed man called him a “doll,” and Russia said he was “too kind.”

Trump’s appointed man said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was a “doll” and Russians were too calm to attack Ukraine.

“Frankly, the first five days of the Russian army were too calm. They fixed it now, so this should be completely over,” said former President Donald Trump’s appointed Douglas McGregor. The senior adviser to the Secretary of Defense, Colonel, Fox Business “ Stuart Verney on Friday.

McGregor, who also nominated Mr. Trump as the German ambassador in July 2020, said the war could have “finished a few days ago” if Mr. Zelensky accepted what the Russians wanted.

“Zelensky is a doll and I think he puts a huge number of his population in unnecessary danger,” McGregor said.

McGregor laughed when asked if Verney thought Zelensky was the hero to stand up and fight.

“I don’t see anything heroic about the man. I think the most heroic thing he can do right now is to match reality. It will neutralize Ukraine,” McGregor said. “This is not a bad thing. Neutral Ukraine is good for us and Russia. Frankly, it will create the buffer that both sides want, but he’s trying to hold it and pull it out. This is tragic. For those who have to live through it. “

Verney ended the interview by telling McGregor that he did not agree with him.

Zelensky Despite the warning that he is a target, he is praised as a hero to stay in Ukraine as Russia invades. An attempt to assassinate. Zelensky Asked Ukrainians to take weapons and protect the country From the Russian army.

Macgregor was also shut down by Fox News Correspondent Jennifer Griffin Last Week After saying that the United States should not help Ukraine and that Russian President Vladimir Putin should be able to occupy part of the country.

“We don’t send troops to fight, but we urge Ukrainians to die meaninglessly in unbeatable battles. We cause a far greater humanitarian crisis than we have ever seen. Stop it, “said McGregor.

Griffin said there are many “distortions” in McGregor’s comments.

“Colonel McGregor should know better. When he was in government, he was the one who advised Trump to withdraw all troops from Germany,” she said. “The prediction of that weakness made Putin think that he could move to a sovereign state like Ukraine.”

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