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Former Japanese PM: Zelensky's Decisions Led to Outbreak of War in Ukraine

Sun 29 May 2022 | 11:30 PM
NaDa Mustafa

Former Japanese Prime Minister (PM) Shinzo Abe said that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's stance on his country's membership in NATO, and his refusal to resolve the conflict in Donbass, led to the outbreak of war in Ukraine.

“Maybe the war could have been avoided if Zelensky had been forced to pledge that his country would not join NATO, or had been forced to grant a high degree of autonomy to Luhansk and Donetsk in the east," Abe noted, according to 'The Economist'.

Moreover, the former Japanese PM added that US President Joe Biden could influence Zelensky to change his position.