The relationship between Russia and China has been a source of concern for many countries, not least Ukraine. In a warning that is sure to be heard across the world, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky recently said that it would lead to a “world war” if China became an ally of Russia. The possibility of such an alliance is one of the greatest fears in global security today. It would dramatically shift the balance of power in Eurasia and beyond. In this blog post, we’ll look at how this potential partnership could affect Ukraine in particular and what measures are being taken to prevent it from becoming a reality.
Joe Biden in Kyiv for 5 hours
Joe Biden made a 5-hour stop in Kyiv on Thursday, meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and other top officials. The two leaders discussed a range of issues, including the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, energy security, and economic reform. Biden also used the opportunity to reiterate the United States’ support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
During his meeting with Zelensky, Biden underscored the importance of continued reform efforts in Ukraine. He also stressed the need for international support in order to ensure that Ukraine can successfully defend itself against Russian aggression. In particular, Biden urged NATO to provide more support to Ukraine.
The two leaders also discussed China’s growing presence in the region. Zelensky warned that if China becomes an ally of Russia, it could lead to a world war. Biden agreed that China’s role in the region must be closely monitored.
Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has issued a stark warning to the international community, saying that a world war could erupt if China becomes an ally of Russia.
In an interview with the Financial Times, Zelensky said that such a scenario would be “terrible” for the world, and called on the international community to do more to prevent it from happening.
“I think it would be the start of World War III,” he said. “We have to do everything to stop this from happening.”
Zelensky also warned against a possible Russian military intervention in Ukraine, saying that such a move would be “a big mistake”.
The current situation
The current situation in Ukraine is dire. The country is embroiled in a civil war, and its economy is in shambles. In addition, Russia has annexed Crimea and is supporting separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.
As if that wasn’t enough, the situation could escalate even further. Zelensky warned that if China were to become an ally of Russia, it could lead to a world war.
This is a frightening prospect, and it’s one that we must all pay attention to. We cannot allow Ukraine to fall into Russia’s hands. We must stand with Ukraine and help them restore their democracy and territorial integrity.
Only then can we ensure a brighter future for the Ukrainian people.
Cover image: Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons