The sudden death of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, would put an end to the conflict between the two countries.
Former Late Night American television host David Letterman was interviewing Ukrainian President Zelenskyy when he posed the following question to him: “Let’s just say that Putin got a really bad cold and died. Or accidentally fell out of a window and died. Would this continue?”
“No,” Zelenskyy retorted. “There would be no war.”
The American host interviewed the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy in October for his Netflix show called “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.”
Due to Putin’s immense power under the Russian political system, Zelenskyy said to Letterman that his death would put a stop to the conflict.
The “authoritarian” system is risky because it involves significant dangers. One person should not have control over all matters. “That’s why when such a person is gone, institutions come to a halt,” Zelenskyy said.
The Russo-Ukrainian War, which started in 2014, saw a significant escalation on February 24, 2022, when Russia attacked Ukraine without provocation.
The invasion is believed to have killed tens of thousands of people on both sides and to have sparked the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II.
This comes as Putin’s customary end-of-year press conference was postponed, according to reports from Monday, sparking rumors that his health is deteriorating.