There have been a number of fears regarding the true scope of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and now one of the world’s richest men seems to think that it could spell the end of the world as we know it.
George Soros, who has long figured into a great many online conspiracy theories, expressed concerns about the ongoing conflict at the eastern edge of Europe, suggesting in no uncertain terms that it could be the end of civilization.
US billionaire George Soros warned Tuesday that “civilization may not survive” Russia’s invasion of Ukraine but said Europe could have a stronger position against President Vladimir Putin regarding gas than it realises.
In his traditional dinner speech on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss mountain town of Davos, the Hungarian-born investor and philanthropist said the war has “shaken Europe to its core.”
Soros’ warning was stern.
“The invasion may have been the beginning of the Third World War and our civilization may not survive it,” Soros said.
“We must mobilise all our resources to bring the war to an early end. The best and perhaps only way to preserve our civilization is to defeat Putin as soon as possible,” he said.