"We would not like to indulge in any apocalyptic expectations," Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said while commenting on remarks by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Report informs, citing TASS.
According to him, the Kremlin had reacted to such a statement by the Ukrainian leader with regret.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday that all-out war with neighboring Russia was a possibility and that he wanted to have a substantive meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Report informs, citing foreign media.
Asked at the Yalta European Strategy (YES) summit if there could really be an all-out war with Russia, which seized the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 and backs pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine’s east, Zelensky said: “I think there can be.”
“It’s the worst thing that could happen, but unfortunately, there is that possibility, and if it happens, Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus will never have a neighborhood,” he added, speaking in Ukrainian.