Full Invasion By Russia Could Trigger World War Three Says Ukraine
KYIV - Ukrainian minister for veterans affairs Yuliia Laputina told Sky News that a full invasion of Ukraine by Russia would cause conflict to flare up in Europe and may even trigger World War Three.
Laputina stated that Ukraine is ready to defend itself against Russia should they carry out an invasion on the country but that the consequences of such an attack would likely not be contained within Ukraine's borders.
"If Russia will invade you know, you should also take care about the Balkans. What Russians are doing now in Serbia - they try to provoke a situation in the Balkans" she said. "But we also take into account [the start of] World War Three".
When she was asked during the interview if there is a chance that the conflict could lead to world war three, she 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" she stated. She also said that she would be willing to fight if her country needs her to.
When asked whether she believed Ukraine would be able to fight off a large invasion from Russia, Laputina stated "I think that it will be successful because even in the case of a real military invasion, the first step … may be successful for aggressors. But the next step will not be successful because we have a very big experience of national resistance".