World War III is the only way to stop Putin, warns Russia’s former richest man
World War III is the only way to stop Putin as NATO countries “must really fight,” warns Russia’s former richest man – now in exile in Britain
- Russia’s once-richest man says the West will inevitably have to face Russia
- The pro-democracy advocate of Open Russia was jailed in 2003 and pardoned in 2013
A leading Putin enemy has warned the West that NATO will inevitably be dragged into a war with Russia.
As the West considers supplying fighter jets to Volodymyr Zelensky, exiled opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky published a harsh analysis that there would be no way but World War III to stop the dictator.
“The NATO countries and Western Europe will really have to fight,” said Russia’s former richest man.
“Sooner or later they will have to… fight. The sooner they realize it the better, because Putin can’t stop.
‘For him, quitting is death.’
MBK says NATO countries and Western Europe must fight because Putin cannot stop
Exiled Russian businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky pictured with Vladimir Putin in 2002
Putin “may pause to digest territories he’s conquered,” but then he’ll move on, mobilizing men from the places he’s conquering.
Khodorkovsky was imprisoned under Putin for a decade after he ran afoul of the Russian president.
In 2013 he was finally released from prison with a pardon and went into exile.
He now lives in the UK.
The interview on the Khodorkovsky live channel indicated that “the first year of the war was just an attempt” and that “now everything is just beginning”.
The Putin regime can only maintain stability “under the conditions of continuation of the war”.
Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky, known as MBK, was Russia’s richest man in 2003 with an estimated fortune of $15 billion.
After the collapse of the USSR, he acquired several oil fields and quickly built his fortune as an oligarchic beneficiary of privatization.
MBK challenged Russia’s governance in 2001 and founded Open Russia, an organization working for democracy and human rights.
The businessman was arrested in 2003 for fraud and tax evasion.
The US State Department made pointed remarks at the time about the “arbitrary use” of Russia’s judicial system.
Khodorkovsky was pardoned after a decade.
Putin (pictured) went after Russia’s most successful oligarchs before pardoning him in 2013
An explosion erupts from a residential building at 110 Mytropolytska Street after a Russian army tank fired on it Friday March 11, 2022 in Mariupol, Ukraine
Oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky (L) photographed during the court hearing in 2005
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