Day 705 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Zelensky Warns Of A Third World War

Day 705 of the invasion of Ukraine. Summary of key events in the last 24 hours:

  • Zelensky warned of the risk of a third world war
  • Zelensky disclosed the number of the Ukrainian army
  • Zelensky announced his income as a step against corruption
  • Putin registered as a candidate for the presidential elections in Russia
  • Russia has thwarted a drone attack on an oil refinery in the Yaroslavl region
  • Moldova's chief negotiator ruled out any role for Russia in resolving the Transnistria issue

Zelensky warned of the risk of a third world war

President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that the conflict in Ukraine was in danger of escalating into a Third World War , calling for Western support in an interview with German state broadcaster ARD on Sunday.

"It seems to me that the chancellor (Olaf Scholz) is aware of this risk," Zelensky said, adding that if Russia struck a NATO country, it would be "the beginning of World War III."

Asked if he was disappointed that Germany did not plan to supply Ukraine with Taurus cruise missiles, Zelensky said he was only disappointed that Germany did not play "the role it should have played in the first occupation of Ukraine."

Citing the weakness of the West's response to Russia's 2014 invasion of Crimea, which was a precursor to Moscow's February 2022 invasion, he said it was not just Germany's response.

Speaking about the suspension of US military aid, due to the blocking of funds requested by President Joe Biden, due to disputes between Republicans and Democrats, the Ukrainian president...

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