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World is rapidly approaching World War III – believes Ukrainian intelligence chief Budanov

Kyrylo Budanov (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Main Intelligence Directorate (HUR) Head Lt. Gen. Kyrylo Budanov believes that the world is moving closer to a global war, he told Ukrainska Pravda. Informs NV.

When asked whether the world stands on the brink of a Third World War, Budanov replied, "The answer is not so simple....This is my subjective assessment: considering the geography, we see several conflicts that, at first glance, appear regional, apart from Ukraine. But they are all interconnected by the same countries involved in these processes. So, yes, I do think that we are rapidly approaching a global war."

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned European partners that Russia intends to freeze its full-scale war against Ukraine and has multiple scenarios.

The critical moment could be in 2028, Zelenskyy said, citing information from HUR. By that time, Moscow could rebuild its military potential and attempt to reoccupy Ukraine and attack the Baltic countries and other nations where its contingents are stationed.



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