Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has expressed grave concerns that the ongoing conflict in his country could lead to a global war, warning that Russia’s involvement in conflicts worldwide and its refusal to back down unless pressured by the US and China could trigger an escalation. In an interview with UK tabloid The Sun, Zelenskyy pointed out Russia’s links with Hamas militants and partnership with Iran as evidence of its deliberate attempt to instigate conflicts.
Zelenskyy emphasized the importance of China’s role in putting pressure on Russia, highlighting that while China is not interested in the Middle East like Russia and Iran, it can play a significant role in deterring further aggression. He warned that Ukraine is at the center of global risks and that any defeat by Russia could lead to a spiral of violence that could affect NATO countries.
In addition to the threat posed by Russia, Zelenskyy acknowledged that Ukraine faces challenges in securing support from the US Congress and is unable to defend itself without assistance from Western countries. He stressed the implications of a potential defeat by Russia, warning that NATO countries could be next if Ukraine falls.
Zelenskyy’s comments underscore the urgent need for international support in preventing further escalation of the conflict in Ukraine and deterring Russia from further aggression.