|President of Ukraine: Volodymyr Zelenskyy|
The Ukrainian president said he was ready to negotiate with Vladimir Putin, but warned that if the negotiation attempt failed, it could mean that the struggle between the two countries would lead to a "third world war".
And I think without negotiations we can't end this war," Zelensky told CNN's Fareed Zakaria in an interview with CNN. "If there's only a 1% chance for us to stop this war, I think we should take this opportunity. We have to do it. I can tell you about the outcome of these negotiations: after all, we lose people every day, people who don't. guilty on the ground," said the president.
"Russian troops - he said - came to annihilate us, to kill us. And we can show that the dignity of our people and our soldiers are capable of dealing a powerful blow, we can counterattack. But, sadly, ours .dignity will not save lives. So, I think we should use any format, any possibility to have a chance to negotiate, an opportunity to talk to Putin. But if this attempt fails, it means that this is World War III."