Ukraine’s former Foreign Minister has warned the world is on the verge of World War III and “crazy things”.
The former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin, 52, made the startling comments during the ‘Svoboda Slova’ (Free Speech) talk show broadcast by ICTV in Ukraine.
Klimkin warned that the current global situation along with the armed conflicts with pro-Russian forces in the Donbass and Luhansk regions of Ukraine are pushing the world towards a major conflict.
He said: “If we compare the current situation with what was going on before WWI, I’d say we are now in 1913 in terms of positioning and many other things. We are on the verge of crazy changes.”
The Ukrainian diplomat said that Ukraine needed to “unite” and “rely on our best friends around us”.
His opponent in the talk show, Ukrainian political figure Sergei Rakhmanin, 51, compared the current state of affairs with World War II, stating: “I’d say we are now in 1938 when Austria was already annexed and redistribution of Transcarpathia had already started. It has not started yet de jure but de facto it already has.”
Rakhmanin said he sees Ukraine as having already entered a third World War but it has not yet been proclaimed.
Both politicians referenced the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014 in their proclamations.
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