THIRD WORLD WAR LOOMS –UKRAINE PRESIDENT
In what appears to be the prediction of the direction the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia may be heading to if peaceful resolution of the crisis with Russian President fails, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday says the world should expect nothing short of third world war
“I’m ready for negotiations with him. I was ready for the last two years. And I think that without negotiations we cannot end this war,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Sunday that he’s “ready for negotiations” with Russian President Vladimir Putin but warned that if they fail “that would mean that this is a third World War.” he told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.
“I think that we have to use any format, any chance in order to have a possibility of negotiating, possibility of talking to Putin. But if these attempts fail, that would mean that this is a third World War,” he added.
Zelensky has urged more negotiations in recent days as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine nears its fourth week. In a video message posted Saturday, he called for talks “without delay,” warning that otherwise Russia’s losses would be “huge.”
“We have always insisted on negotiations. We have always offered dialogue, offered solutions for peace,” he said. “And I want everyone to hear me now, especially in Moscow. It’s time to meet. Time to talk. It is time to restore territorial integrity and justice for Ukraine.”
Zelensky has previously said that his priorities in the talks are clear: “The end of the war, security guarantees, sovereignty, restoration of territorial integrity, real guarantees for our country, real protection for our country.