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Zelenskyy warns: Longer war means greater changes provoked by Russia

Zelenskyy warns: Longer war means greater changes provoked by Russia Photo: Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine (the Office of the President)

The longer the war in Ukraine continues, the more changes Russia will provoke in the world. The question is how long the world will allow this to happen, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated during the Munich Conference.

"How long will the world let Russia be like this? This is the main question today. The longer the Russian aggression against the rules-based world order continues, the greater the changes it provokes. Perhaps the people will have to live in a world where local wars will not remain local. Any outbreak of a war risks turning into a global catastrophe," the president said.

Zelenskyy's visit to Germany and France

Earlier, the Office of the President announced that Volodymyr Zelenskyy would visit Germany and France on February 16-17 for talks with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron.

As expected, today, on February 17, the country's leader will take the main stage at the Munich Security Conference and will also hold a series of bilateral meetings on its sidelines. For more details about the Munich Security Conference, its agenda, and who will participate this year, read this material.

Yesterday, on February 16, Ukraine signed a security agreement with Germany and France.

In particular, negotiations are planned between the president and:

  • U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris;
  • Czech President Petr Pavel;
  • Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen;
  • Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte;
  • other state leaders and major businesses.