Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses participants at the Shangri-La Dialogue summit via a video link. Photo: AFP
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses participants at the Shangri-La Dialogue summit via a video link. Photo: AFP
Ukraine war

Diplomacy, punitive sanctions only useful as ‘pre-emptive’ measures to stop wars, Zelensky says at Shangri-La Dialogue

  • Asked about potential conflict across the Taiwan Strait, Zelensky offered a carefully worded response, avoiding mentioning China or its leaders
  • The Ukrainian president also invoked the words of Singapore’s late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, saying small states cannot exist without international law

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses participants at the Shangri-La Dialogue summit via a video link. Photo: AFP
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses participants at the Shangri-La Dialogue summit via a video link. Photo: AFP
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