New Delhi: Russia warned the Ukraine conflict could turn into World War III and accused Kyiv of playing into peace talks after US officials said Ukrainian forces could beat back Moscow.
Speaking to Russian news agencies, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized Kyiv’s approach to thwarting peace talks, saying the risk of a third world war was “serious”. It’s real, you can’t underestimate it.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said peace talks with Ukraine would continue, while warning there was a “real” threat of a third world war.
Speaking to Russian news agencies, he criticized Kyiv’s approach to negotiations, saying, “Good will has its limits. But if it is not reciprocal, it does not help the negotiation process. But we [यूक्रेनी के राष्ट्रपति वलोडिमिर] We are continuing to interact with the team assigned by Zelensky, and these contacts will continue.”
Lavrov accused former actor Zelensky of “pretending” to negotiate. “He is a good actor,” he said.
He continued, “If you look carefully and read carefully what he says, you will find a thousand contradictions in his words.”
Given the current tensions, Lavrov said that the threat of the Third World War is “real”. Regarding the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, he said that he was confident that “with the signing of the agreement everything will surely end.
“But the parameters of this agreement will be defined by the fighting situation that would have taken place when the agreement became a reality,” he said.
first published:April 26, 2022, 8:49 a.m.