Zelensky says if China aligns with Russia, there will be a world war
BERLIN: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned China in a newspaper interview on Monday against supporting Russia in its war on Ukraine and said doing so would bring on a world war.
Zelensky’s comments came as China said that the US was in no position to make demands, after the top US diplomat warned his Chinese counterpart at the weekend against China providing weapons to Russia in its war in Ukraine. “For us, it is important that China does not support the Russian Federation in this war,” Zelensky told German daily Die Welt. “In fact, I would like it to be on our side. At the moment, however, I don’t think it’s possible.” “But I do see an opportunity for China to make a pragmatic assessment of what is happening here,” he added. “Because if China allies itself with Russia, there will be a world war, and I do think that China is aware of that.”
Turning to Moldova, Zelensky said Ukraine had passed on to Moldovan President Maia Sandu intelligence suggesting that Russia was plotting a coup in Moldova. “Maia Sandu never asked me for help, but she thanked me for the information. Ukraine will always be ready to help Moldova,” he added. reuters