He says World War III could become a reality if the US doesn’t keep funding his country’s fightback against Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine – and called Vladimir Putin a ‘second Hitler’.
Mr Zelensky appeared on American television programme 60 Minutes last night, saying the whole world has to decide whether it wants to stop Putin or not.
The US has already contributed around $70 billion towards the Ukrainian war effort, MailOnline reports.
Mr Zelensky is set to visit the White House and Capitol Hill this week as he tours the US capital during the United Nations General Assembly.
He previously visited Washington in December 2022, which was his first known trip outside Ukraine since Russia invaded in February last year.
Mr Zelensky told the CBS News programme: ‘The whole world [has to] decide whether we want to stop Putin, or whether we want to start the beginning of a world war.
‘We can’t change Putin. Russian society has [lost] the respect of the world.
‘They elected him and re-elected him and raised a second Hitler. They did this.
‘We cannot go back in time. But we can stop it here.
‘We’re defending the values of the whole world. And these are Ukrainian people who are paying the highest price.
‘We are truly fighting for our freedom, we are dying.
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