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Global nuclear war likely in Ukraine: Jones


A political analyst says Ukraine is facing “a very chaotic situation” at present, warning that the crisis in the European country may lead to a “nuclear war” in the world.

“It is a very chaotic situation in Ukraine. They have this so-called government, they started an opposition that is composed largely of a lot of neo-fascist and fascist groups with a clear anti-Russia bias and there is really a danger that if these [hordes] takeover, there can be a slaughter of Russian citizens,” William Jones, from the Executive Intelligence Review, told Press TV.

He said the Russian government has very much real concern about the situation in Ukraine and noted that the deployment of the Russian troops in the Crimea region is an attempt to prevent that from happening.

“Everything is really up in the air. This Western-backed destabilization that has been ongoing for weeks, the new regime change are now in the center of Europe, is pushing the world closer to nuclear war between great powers,” the commentator said.

He emphasized that the Ukrainian crisis can be resolved diplomatically, but with Russia’s involvement.

“All along in this crisis, Russia has insisted that the divergences in the Ukrainian government between the EU and Russia could be resolved through trilateral talks, but this has been rejected by the EU and there has been a direct involvement by US officials…to try to foment insurgency,” Jones said.

“And now we are at the brink of war as a result of these operations and Russia is taking measures to try and prevent this from happening, but it is a very dangerous situation we are looking at the moment,” he added.

Ukraine has been gripped by violence since November 2013, when its ousted president, Viktor Yanukovych, refrained from signing an Association Agreement with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Russia.

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