In a recent interview with UK tabloid The Sun, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed concern that the ongoing conflict in Ukraine could lead to World War III. He cited Russia’s involvement in conflicts around the world and its refusal to back down unless pressured by the US and China as factors that could cause an escalation of the war.
Zelenskyy emphasized the importance of China’s role in stopping Russia, noting that while China is not interested in the Middle East like Russia and Iran, it is crucial for both countries to work together to address the global risks posed by the conflict. He warned that Ukraine is at the center of these risks and that Russia may continue to push until international pressure forces it to back down.
In addition to facing challenges in gaining support from the US Congress, Zelenskyy acknowledged that Ukraine cannot defend itself without assistance from Western countries. He stressed that a potential defeat by Russia would have dire consequences for NATO countries and highlighted the need for urgent international intervention to prevent further escalation of the conflict.
Overall, Zelenskyy’s comments underscored the urgency of addressing the situation in Ukraine and working together to deter further aggression from Russia.