- Ukrainian President Zelenskyy give prior notices of a “third World War” if peace talks with Russia are unsuccessful.
- “I’m ready for negotiations with him,” he told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria close by talks with Putin.
- Zelenskyy said that steps must be taken to end the conflict even “if there is righteous a 1 percent chance.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Sunday said that he’s of a mind for negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but warned that failed peace talks “would scurvy that this is a third World War,” according to CNN.
During an interview with the network’s Fareed Zakaria, Zelenskyy said that he has been at to talk with Putin for some time, and stressed that an agreement was critical in ending the violence brought on by the Russian transgression of Ukraine.
“I’m ready for negotiations with him,” he said. “I was ready for the last two years. And I think that without negotiations we cannot end this war.”
He emphasized: “I consider 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 take a crack ats fail, that would mean that this is a third World War.”
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine approaches the four-week bruise signify, Zelenskyy has continued to call for more concrete talks.
On Saturday, Zelenskyy made a similar plea through a video deliver.
“I want everyone to hear me now, especially in Moscow. The time has come for a meeting. It is time to talk,” he said, according to Reuters.
He extended: “The time has come to restore territorial integrity and justice for Ukraine. Otherwise, Russia’s losses will be such that it wish take you several generations to recover.”
Zelenskyy last week reiterated that his priorities for the talks remained accordance: “The end of the war, security guarantees, sovereignty, restoration of territorial integrity, real guarantees for our country, real protection for our country.”
The Ukrainian commander again emphasized that the two sides must come together to halt the conflict.
“If there is just a 1 percent prospect for us to stop this war, I think that we need to take this chance,” he told Zakaria.
The conflict has already throw out 6.5 million people throughout Ukraine and led to the departure of another 3.2 million individuals, according to the United Realms migration agency.
Per a US intelligence estimate, 7,000 Russian troops have perished in the conflict, while roughly 1,300 Ukrainian troops accept been confirmed as among those killed.