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Zelensky: There was possibility of full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, but escalation stopped

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian President is convinced that a full-scale war with the Russian Federation "will definitely not happen"
12:10, 11 May 2021

Ukrainian President Zelensky
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There was a possibility of a full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, but the escalation has already stopped. This was stated by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, as he spoke at the All-Ukrainian Forum "Ukraine 30. Country’s Security".

"There could have been a powerful escalation. I believe that today it has stopped. The probability of escalation has decreased. We believe that there will definitely be no full-scale war," Zelensky said.

President believes that "there will definitely be no full-scale war with the Russian Federation."

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"I don't think anyone is ready for a full-scale war at all. I don't think Russia can go for it. If that happens, I think it could be a world war," the president added.

Related: Russia has now more troops at border with Ukraine than at the beginning of escalation, - NATO Secretary General

In April the situation in Donbas escalated and the Russian army was drawn to the Ukrainian borders.
 
However, on April 22, Russia announced the withdrawal of troops from Ukraine's borders to permanent locations. The Kremlin called the transfer of a part of Russian troops to Russia's southern border a "surprise check."
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