Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has issued a warning against allowing the Russian-Ukrainian conflict to become a “frozen” situation, emphasizing the need for global intervention to prevent further potential crises initiated by Moscow. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Zelensky advocated for resolving the conflict on the battlefield and securing a strategic defeat for Russia within the current year, rather than opting for a prolonged ceasefire that might result in territorial concessions to Moscow. He referenced past failed attempts, particularly by former German Chancellor Angela Merkel, to halt the 2014 conflict in eastern Ukraine, stressing the importance of avoiding a repeat scenario. Zelensky accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of “madness” and a lack of interest in peaceful resolutions, reiterating his 10-point plan focused on a complete Russian withdrawal, reparations, and the punishment of war criminals as the only path to achieving a “just and stable peace.” He criticized the international community for insufficient support and urged a shift in approach, emphasizing the need for change in dealing with Putin, who, according to Zelensky, embodies war and remains resistant to transformation.