Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin, who became famous for his extremely hostile attitude towards Russia, gave an interview to journalists of the Freedom of Speech program on ICTV. During this conversation, the ex-diplomat spoke about the “approaching” of the Third World War, which, in his opinion, will be hybrid.
“The third world war – it is hybrid, is approaching. We are not yet able to World War III. We, rather, when compared with the First World War, in 1913. From the point of view of positioning and many things, ”Klimkin shared his thoughts.
He also emphasized that the Ukrainians, in his opinion, are too optimistic about the armed conflict in the Donbass, while the world is now on the verge of “crazy changes”. According to the former Foreign Minister, Ukraine needs to reconsider its attitude to its own security. Klimkin called the 1994 rewriting of the 1994 Budapest Memorandum by the authorities, according to which Kiev joined the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and disposed of its nuclear arsenal as “masochism.”
Earlier, in February this year, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the country was “confidently approaching peace” and the end of hostilities in the Donbass. However, he noted that “only with a strong army can you sit at the negotiating table.”