Ukrainians would prefer nuclear attack to Russian victory: Report

Six months into Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian people are determined to see the conflict through to a victory — even at great risk to the world.

In a sign of how combustible the conflict is getting, a Ukrainian volunteer told SkyNews that Ukraine would prefer a nuclear attack to surrender.

Nuclear war over surrender

After an initially spirited resistance from the Ukrainians, the conflict has stalemated in the east of Ukraine, where Russia is believed to have an advantage.

Although the war has flattened cities throughout Ukraine and displaced millions of people, a frontline volunteer named Seva told Sky News’ Ukraine War Diaries podcast that Ukrainians would welcome nuclear genocide before surrender.

Ukrainians, he said, feel that “no peaceful negotiation with such a country as Russia is possible” and that “it’s just war, war ’til the end.”

“If you are talking about even nuclear attacks many people say, ‘we don’t care. Let then bomb us. Let them kill us but we don’t want to be Russians.”

The uncompromising resolve of the Ukrainians is encapsulated in the figure of President Zelensky, who has blasted calls for a negotiated settlement as “disgusting” and pro-Russian.

What’s next?

While Zelensky’s defiance has inspired many, it has also raised concerns among many Western observers of catastrophic escalation

In the war’s early months, Zelensky made vehement appeals for NATO to impose a “no-fly zone” that were widely dismissed as a dangerous non-starter.

Continued fighting near a nuclear plant in Ukraine has underlined the acute threat of disaster, as Zelensky continues to make demands of financial and military support that President Biden has readily satisfied with a running tap of billions of dollars in advanced weaponry.

Biden has promised to continue supporting Ukraine for “as long as it takes to, in fact, make sure that they are not defeated.”

As the war grinds on, Western nations buckling under the pressure of sanctions on Russian oil and gas are facing a cold winter, although, with the risk of nuclear war looming, that may not be the worst possible scenario.

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