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Zelensky Urges Global Action: Ukraine Crisis Could Escalate to World War 3 Without Russian Containment

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Ukrainian President Zelensky warns of global catastrophe if Russian aggression continues unchecked without strong Western support.

In an interview with German state broadcaster ARD, Zelensky expressed his fear that failure to contain Russian aggression could ignite the flames of a third world war, especially if Russia were to target a NATO country.

Zelensky emphasized the critical role of Western support in deterring further aggression from Russia. He urged Germany, a pivotal player in the European Union, to leverage its economic influence to rally more support for Ukraine within the EU. 

With the possibility of diminishing military aid from the US due to political obstacles in Congress, Zelensky highlighted the importance of continued solidarity from Western nations.

Expressing disappointment over Germany’s refusal to supply Ukraine with powerful Taurus cruise missiles, Zelensky underscored the need for a stronger stance against Russian aggression. 

Zelensky’s Worries Mirror Broader Concerns

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Ukrainian President Zelensky warns of global catastrophe if Russian aggression continues unchecked without strong Western support.

The speaker underscored that Moscow’s increased aggressiveness in 2022, culminating in a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, was a direct result of the lack of a sufficient reaction to the takeover of Crimea by Russia in 2014.

Despite President Joe Biden’s urging for ongoing assistance to Ukraine, proposals for aid packages are facing delays in Congress, largely because of opposition from Republican lawmakers.

Zelensky clarified that the issue does not reflect a consensus among Republicans against supporting Ukraine, noting that bipartisan support exists for Ukraine within the American political landscape.

Zelensky’s concerns echo broader anxieties about the potential consequences of unchecked aggression in Eastern Europe. 

As tensions persist and diplomatic efforts intensify, the need for a unified and decisive response from the international community becomes increasingly urgent to prevent further escalation and safeguard regional stability.

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