Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic Discusses Two Scenarios: World War III or Peace!

"One scenario is whether the West will go in the direction of a complete conflict with Russia, since it is not entirely easy to stop the Russian army on the ground."

by Sead Dedovic
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic Discusses Two Scenarios: World War III or Peace!
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President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, met with the Prime Minister of Bavaria, Markus Söder. Aleksandar discussed two potential scenarios that the world could face. One scenario is a full-on conflict with Russia, which would also mean a third world war, while a much more positive scenario is the establishment of peace.

This second scenario does not seem realistic at the moment, although there is great hope around the world that it will become a reality. Political experts simply do not see the willingness of the leaders of both countries, especially Putin, to establish peace in Ukraine. This only deepens the conflicts and the situation becomes more tense, which at the same time leads to catastrophic consequences.

"One scenario is whether the West will go in the direction of a complete conflict with Russia, since it is not entirely easy to stop the Russian army on the ground, and the other is that with the help of the United States of America and China, some kind of long-term truce, if not permanent peace, would be established, which would meant a huge relief for the world," -Vucic said, as quoted by Serbian Politika!

Vucic confirmed what the whole world thinks. If a potential new World War were to occur, the consequences would be much greater than in the previous two world wars. The Serbian president believes that the nuclear arsenal possessed by many countries could result in a large number of casualties.

"I am afraid that after the First World War, which we called the Great War, and the Second World War, which had the most casualties, this new conflict would not cause more casualties, which would be unimaginable in the 21st century, especially considering the nuclear capacities of the opposing sides."- Vucic said.

The president of Serbia, just like the president of any other country, has the imperative that his country develops economically. In addition, it is imperative to ensure peace in the country and have the foundations for development. If war does come, Vucic is aware that it would cause enormous consequences for all countries, including Serbia. Vucic believes that they could soon find out what the outcome will be.

"In every sense, it would affect us in security, economic and political terms. We must be ready for both solutions, and we are rapidly approaching one or the other, and we will know that in the next 100 days," said the president.

Markus Söder on the relationship between France and Germany

Yesterday, a meeting was held between German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk in Berlin. Markus Söder is not happy with the relationship between Germany and France, considering the different views of the situation. He hopes that the future can bring something new, and better relations between these two countries. France and Germany must act together, considering that they are one of the foundations of security not only in Europe but in the world.

"I am a little worried about the German-French relationship in Europe, the last few weeks have been marked not only by different opinions but also by a great degree of lack of words for the situation. I hope that we will be able to overcome this and that we will develop a common strategy, common language and idea how can we find a common language in the light of this terrible war that is happening at the door of Europe," - he said.

Markus Söder
Markus Söder© Johannes Simon/Getty Images News

Markus Söder assessed the situation, stressing Russia's apparent military advancement and lack of interest in peace talks. He emphasized the importance of supporting Ukraine to improve its defense capabilities. Söder clarified that while Germany wouldn't send troops to Ukraine, they were willing to provide financial and weapons support. He expressed skepticism about reaching a major international solution before the American elections but hoped for a unified strategic approach later in the year. Söder emphasized the goal of achieving a ceasefire without further escalation of the conflict.

The Serbian President and the German Chancellor are hopeful for changes in the coming period. In their words, it's difficult to sense much optimism, given how hard it will be to achieve peace. However, they hope that European and global countries can share the same stance to calm the situation. The current situation in Russia can only evoke memories of past catastrophic events. A new world war is an option that should not be considered, given the potential consequences. Therefore, the imperative of all world leaders must be peace. To achieve peace, the Russians must also be willing to compromise.

At this moment, it's difficult to say with certainty how willing Putin is to compromise and engage in peace negotiations.