A Ukrainian government minister is warning that a full invasion of Ukraine by Russia would create conflict around Europe and could possibly lead to World War Three. Yuliia Laputina, the minister for veterans affairs in Ukraine, reminded people to “take into account [the beginning of] World War Two.”
As tensions heat up between Ukraine and Russia, government officials have given out strong warnings that the situation could escalate into another world war. When asked by Sky News whether there was a chance an invasion could lead to a third world war, the minister said: “Yeah. Yeah. Because geopolitically, it looks like this is a possible scenario. So… we should pay attention to the Ukrainian issue because of the security of the continent. This – the spreading of war in case of Russian invasion to Ukraine – will be much wider than Ukraine.”
It is not clear what Russia’s plans are, but there is speculation Russia plans on invading Ukraine sometime next year. According to the AP:
U.S. intelligence officials say Russia has moved 70,000 troops toward Ukraine’s border and is preparing for a possible invasion early next year. Moscow denies that it has any plans to attack Ukraine, but did so in 2014 when it annexed the Crimean Peninsula.
Zelenskyy said he and some EU leaders discussed five options for responding to any Russian attack, but he provided no details. European officials argue that it’s a better deterrent to keep Putin in the dark about what measures might be used against him.
Margarita Simonyan – the editor in chief for RT – was seen urging Russia to invade Ukraine on Twitter. Julia Davis, a “Russian media analyst” pointed that how Simonyan is not under U.S. sanctions for “some reason.”