A television viewer asked Vladimir Putin on June 7 if, in the context of sanctions and the many disputes with the West, there was a threat of World War III. The Russian president responded by quoting Albert Einstein.
During the direct line with Vladimir Putin on June 7 , a Russian citizen asked the head of state whether, in the context of sanctions and tensions with several Western countries, there was a threat of World War III.
“One can quote Einstein who said:” I do not know by what means will be conducted the third world war, but the fourth will be conducted with sticks and pebbles. The third world war would be the end of civilization and everyone must understand it. This should be a guarantee against the most dangerous acts for civilization on the international scene, “replied the Russian president.
The fear of mutual self-destruction has always warned of all too sudden action of the great powersLoading...
“Moreover, since the Second World War, we live in a context of relative global peace. There are always regional conflicts like in the Korean Peninsula or in the Near East with Iraq, Libya or other conflicts. But there has never been since global conflict. Why ? Because the biggest military powers have established a strategic parity.
And as unpleasant as it may seem, the fear of mutual self-destruction has always warned any sudden action of the great powers and pushed them to respect each other, “continued Vladimir Putin. He also pointed to the fact that the US withdrew from the ABM strategic arms limitation treaty in 2001. “It’s an attempt to break this strategic parity,” the Russian head of state said. .