President Volodymyr Zelenskyy believes that the entire world community will lose due to the possible escalation of aggression against Ukraine by the Russian Federation. The Head of State made this statement in an interview to The Washington Post.
"If we are going to protect ourselves against one of the most powerful armies in the world, then this will be war. And it’s going to be a very strong war, and everyone will lose. Hundreds of thousands of lives will be lost. Ukraine will suffer; Russia will suffer; European countries adjacent to Ukraine will suffer; and the ones who are further away will be impacted by a migration crisis," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
According to him, if Ukraine is left alone in such a situation, it will be a mistake of the whole world.
"The world will not be the same if the war happens, and Europe will not be the same for sure," he said.
The President of Ukraine also believes that the world should have a unanimous position on the imposition of sanctions against Russia for its aggressive actions.
Responding to the proposal to explain to those US citizens who are mostly focused on domestic issues why the situation around Ukraine should be important to them, Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that regardless of where a person lives, there are simple clear rules and principles: you can't kill people, you can't commit violence, there shouldn’t be slavery, and so on.
"We all live on this Earth. This is about values. There are rules that may help us survive in this world. You can’t capture someone’s territory, and you can’t invade," the President of Ukraine stressed.