Russian State TV: World War 3 Has Started, Ukraine Was A Rehearsal
RUSSIA - Russian state television Channel 1 said that world war 3 has already started, and that the war in Ukraine, which was a rehearsal for a 'bigger conflict' in the future.
"Russia's special operation in Ukraine has ended in a sense that a real war had started: WWIII" the Channel 1 host Olga Skabeeva stated. In the video, one commentator said "We're forced to conduct the demilitarization not only of Ukraine, but of the entire NATO alliance".
Vladimir Avatkov, who is a political scientist said that Russian President Vladimir Putin had declared that anyone who interfered with the 'special military operation' in Ukraine would pay a heavy price, and that a number of countries including the U.S. and Poland are lining up to interfere with the operation.
"But a great number of people are lining up trying to interfere in Russia's special operation on the territory of Ukraine" Skabeeva said. "Turns out, we have to act but we're yet to figure out how we can act without conducting a nuclear strike".
Associate professor of world politics at Moscow State University Alexei Fenenko said, "For us, the war in Ukraine is a rehearsal. Rehearsal for a possible bigger conflict in the future. We'll test and compare NATO weapons to our own. We'll find out on the battlefield, how much stronger our weapons are than theirs. This may be a learning experience for our future conflict, it's a scary experiment".
Northwestern University political science professor William told Newsweek however, that Russia's original plan to annihilate Ukraine in 48 to 72 hours and crush the country's government failed. " Instead, the Ukrainians fought back, and now we're helping to keep them in the fight," he said. "Russia's army isn't turning out to be so great".