Zelensky Says WWIII Assured If Negotiations With Russia Break Down

by | Mar 21, 2022 | Headline News | 20 comments

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    This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. 

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that he’s “ready for negotiations” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but that if they break down, it will lead to World War III.

    “I’m ready for negotiations with him. I was ready for the last two years. And I think that without negotiations we cannot end this war,” Zelensky told CNN‘s Fareed Zakaria.

    “I think that we have to use any format, any chance in order to have a possibility of negotiating, the possibility of talking to Putin. But if these attempts fail, that would mean that this is a third World War.

    “You cannot reverse this situation anymore. You cannot demand from Ukraine to recognize some territories as intended for conflicts, and these compromises are simply wrong.”

    Zelensky’s comments come as Turkey claims Moscow and Kiev are close to an agreement on key points – despite the Kremlin turning to “more destructive artillery” after revealing it used hypersonic “Kinzhal” missiles at least twice on Ukrainian targets.

    In a Saturday video message, Zelensky called for talks “without delay,” warning that Russia would suffer “huge” losses if they don’t come to the table.

    “We have always insisted on negotiations. We have always offered dialogue, offered solutions for peace,” he said. “And I want everyone to hear me now, especially in Moscow. It’s time to meet. Time to talk. It is time to restore territorial integrity and justice for Ukraine.

    Ukraine’s priorities are: “The end of the war, security guarantees, sovereignty, restoration of territorial integrity, real guarantees for our country, real protection for our country.”

    Russia’s priorities – laid out in a call with Turkey last week – consisting of two categories of demands; Ukraine must remain neutral and not apply to join Nato, a point Zelensky has already conceded. Ukraine would also need to undergo a disarmament process to ensure it isn’t a threat to Russia, as well as ‘de-Nazify’ its armed forces.

    The second category of Russian demands is where more difficulty will lie, according to top Turkish government adviser Ibrahim Kalin, and will require face-to-face negotiations between Putin and Zelensky.

    Mr Kalin was much less specific about these issues, saying simply that they involved the status of Donbas, in eastern Ukraine, parts of which have already broken away from Ukraine and stressed their Russianness, and the status of Crimea.

    Although Mr Kalin didn’t go into detail, the assumption is that Russia will demand that the Ukrainian government should give up territory in eastern Ukraine. That will be deeply contentious. -BBC

    On Sunday, Zelensky told CNN that if Ukraine “were a NATO member, a war wouldn’t have started.”

    “I’d like to receive security guarantees for my country, for my people. If NATO members are ready to see us in the alliance, then do it immediately. Because people are dying on a daily basis,” he continued, adding that he’s been grateful for NATO’s aid since the invasion began.

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      1. Pert1

        So this turd dictates when WW3 is?

        • Mr. Darwin

          Fuck your mother. Zelensky is a hero, and if you don’t know that, you’re just a Russian troll.

      2. Anonymous

        No one in the Ukraine really knows what they are doing and seem to be wanting what caused the war in the first place.

        I doubt Russia would be happy with any peace proposal they are willing to present.

        • Mr. Darwin

          I’d say they’re doing a pretty good job of kicking some Russian ass.

      3. Bill

        Zelensky was put in place by the neo-cons, he’s their man and is working hand-in-glove with them fulfilling his role as per the neo-con/globalist plan. He’s telling the politicians and the American people what the neo-cons want him to say. The neo-cons want a war, their highest goal is to see the two largest and most powerful countries in the world, which are both majority European heritage and majority Christian, destroy each other. And if your children and grandchildren have to be the cannon fodder that’s okay because the neo-cons consider them disposable anyway. The truth is neo-cons don’t even care about the people of Ukraine because it was never about them. The mess made in Ukraine was created merely as another means to undermine Russia, which is the target. It is not about democratic ideals for Ukraine, it is not about maintaining the Ukrainian identity, it is not about the human rights of a people to live in peace, etc. This is the BS we are being fed. Unfortunately, Ukraine is a pawn, that is all.
        In 2014 the gov’t of Ukraine, which leaned towards Russia, but wanted to maintain a neutrality, was overthrown in what is called the color revolution. A new gov’t was installed (not really a functional gov’t, more just a power structure) and immediately we hear Ukraine must join NATO. The country is in desperate social, economic, and financial conditions but for some reason all that matters is that Ukraine is in NATO. If Ukraine remained as a neutral country that door would be closed to use them as a means to undermine Russia. Of course Russia saw through all the machinations. Hence, all the present trouble. Everything, I mean everything we are hearing about it all is pure lies and propaganda.

        • Mr. Darwin

          You are a gullible idiot. Go fuck yourself.

      4. Brockland A.T.

        Ukraine MPs like Kira Rudyk are 100% on board with the ‘New World Order’ and willing to fight for it.

        Zelensky is hardly alone in wanting to fight WWIII. If the West doesn’t trigger it, Ukraine still might be able to.

        A lot may depend on how far Ukraine actually got with their US-aided WMD programs.

        Russia has been focused on East Ukraine; the majority of Ukraine WMD sites especially in West Ukraine will likely remain free of Russian intervention for weeks yet.

        • Anonymous

          Putin doesn’t seem to be compliant with the NWO any more than Trump was.

          I wonder if he’ll meet the same fate as Trump has?

          But it does explain, at least to an extent, why the Leftists and RINO Republicans are so in favor of the Ukraine and so opposed to Russia.

          FWIW, have heard the Ukraine is full of Nazi’s, officially welcomed in both government and the military there (True? Subject to proof, of course.).

          • Mr. Darwin

            “Q” called. Even HE thinks you’re a moron.

      5. Apache54

        The puppet Zelensky is ONLY saying what our CIA is telling him to say and so BEND OVER ROVER nukes are coming!

      6. Apache54-1

        The puppet Zelensky is ONLY saying what our CIA is telling him to say and so BEND OVER ROVER nukes are coming soon to a country near you!

      7. FreeSociety

        Zelensky is a George Soros puppet, and a fraud.
        He first says that (allegedly) “We have always insisted on negotiations. We have always offered dialogue, offered solutions for peace,” he said. “And I want everyone to hear me now, especially in Moscow. It’s time to meet. Time to talk.”

        And then follows with statements that are a total contradiction that STILL seek to make the Ukraine part of NATO: “I’d like to receive security guarantees for my country, for my people. If NATO members are ready to see us in the alliance, then do it immediately!”

        And then he vows to start World War III if the “talks” don’t go well. So Zelensky is the reckless one here.

        The Ukrainian border was always historically an area of neutrality, and NATO was not supposed to be expanding to encircle the Russian border. Russia’s conditions for peace are about simply restoring the status quo – and removing the new military threat created by Ukraine and this drive towards NATO expansion. Russia also wants to get rid of the Bioweapons Labs there, and the Neo-Nazis.

        Russia is making reasonable settlement demands.
        Zelensky is not.

      8. JRS

        The US isn’t ready for WWIII. Better put it off a couple years while they try to get a hypersonic glide missile perfected.

        Last time the US fell behind in technology to the Soviets they faked a moon landing. I can see em now…hunkered down under the desk at Langley.

        “Say Blinky, mebbe we can fake another moon shot.”

        “I dunno Milley…we already did that one. Saaaaay…howz bout we land on Mars this time. That’ll show em who’s boss.”

      9. JRS

        Zelensky is confused. He thinks he belongs to the tiny hat club. Nope. Really, he is the head of the tiny t-shirt club. Big difference, you see.

        As Zlonlst party leader Bezalel Smotrich said, in reply to Volodymyr Zelensky call for help against the Russians (comparing them to knotzis and the HoIocaust):

        “…ridiculous comparison to the HoIocaust and his attempt to rewrite history and to erase the role of the Ukrainian people in the attempts to exterminate the )ewlsh people.”

        You see, while they may have the same religion, they are not in the same club.

        • Bill

          No matter the issue, no matter the cause, no matter the point, the conversation always turns back to the holocaust. Their words are falling more and more on deaf ears, and not just for those who have been “traditional” holocaust deniers. Frankly, I don’t see how the statement by this zio leader is even pertinent in any way to Zelensky or anything in Ukraine today.

        • Frank Thoughts

          Agree. big overshoot to not mention the role Ukraine played in WWII as handmaidens to the Nazis and the holocaust. Ukraine was notorious for having the most enthusiastic Nazis and they held high positions in the SS etc.

          The grandsons and granddaughters of these high-level Ukrainian Nazis now hold high-level government positions all over the West.

      10. yht

        jesuits planned 3 world wars 2 have happened 1 more must still occur.

        • Anonymous

          The third world war is necessary to set the final stage for the final battle, popularly called the apocalypse, which will be the entire world united against Israel and a remnant of what used to be called “Christendom” (probably from eastern Europe) fought specifically over the control of Jerusalem (Yerushalaim) by armies massed and fighting on the plains near Har Magedon (Armageddon).

          No need to worry, read the back of the book and realize that God’s side suddenly and dramatically wins in the end with total destruction of those defying and trying to make war on him, seek to be on it.

      11. Frank Thoughts

        Zelensky is just doing his job of stoking a global war. This could have been prevented if Ukraine had agreed to stay neutral and dedicate itself to peace. Instead, they built up their militias, shelled Russian-speaking areas of the country, and relentlessly goaded Russia into attacking.

        Rather than protecting civilian lives, Zelensky misinformed his population as to the real danger of invasion and pretended everything was cool right up to the invasion. Then he passed draconian laws to stop men leaving the country and shut down political opposition and media.

        In short, he did everything possible to make the situation worse. And now he wants WWIII.

        • Captain Barty

          He’s following demo instructions, which come out of the demo playbook from FDR. Keep poking until attacked, then play the victim card. FDR did this in the 1930s with Japan. The 1600residentSubversive is doing it with China. Maybe both will give a speech that they were suddenly and deliberately attacked by Russian and Chinese imperialists, respectively.

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