Volodymyr Zelensky accused the Putin regime of supporting the murderous attack by Hamas on Israel.
The leader of the war in Ukraine claims that the jihadist crimes of October 7 are “really a big wish” for Russia, “Delhi Mail” reported.
Highlighting Moscow’s ties to Hamas supporters in Iran, he added that the war in Gaza had now diverted the world’s attention from the Kremlin’s illegal and barbaric invasion of Ukraine.
In a long interview with The Sun, Zelensky accused Russia of “igniting fires” around the world and bringing the planet to the brink of World War III with its war in Eastern Europe.
He also revealed that he had survived about six apparent assassination attempts by Putin since the war broke out on February 24 – adding that the Kremlin planned to topple him before the end of the year in a mission apparently called “Maidan 3” – a reference to the EuroMaidan revolution of 2014 which caused the Russian annexation of Crimea.
Zelensky said: “Ukraine today is at the center of these global risks of this Third World War. And I really think that Russia will press until the USA and China together tell them very, very seriously to get out of our territory.”
It comes as US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin pledged further US support for Ukraine during an unannounced visit to Kiev on Monday, to head off concerns that aid from its biggest ally could falter.
The United States has provided more than $40 billion in security aid to Ukraine since Russia’s invasion and pledged to support Kiev “as long as necessary,” but opposition from hardline Republicans has cast doubt on the future of American aid.