Kyiv rejects Henry Kissinger’s statements about achieving peace


Kissinger said he had proposed a ceasefire in May under which Russia would withdraw to front lines before the February 24 invasion but Crimea would be “negotiable”.

The Kyiv rejected the comments made by the veteran American diplomat Henry Kissingerwho stressed that the time is near for a negotiated peace in Ukraine to reduce the risk of another devastating world war, but dreams of breaking up Russia could unleash nuclear chaos.

“Mr Kissinger still he hasn’t understood anything... neither the nature of this war, nor its impact on the world order,” Mykhailo Podoliak, adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, told Telegram.

“The prescription that the former foreign minister asks for, but is afraid to say out loud, is simple: appease the aggressor by sacrificing parts of Ukraine with guarantees of non-aggression against the other Eastern European states,” Podoliak stressed.

“All proponents of simple solutions should remember the obvious: any deal with the devil – a bad peace at the expense of Ukrainian territories – will be a victory for Putin and a recipe for success for authoritarian leaders around the world.”

“The time has come to build on the strategic changes already achieved and incorporate them into a new framework for achieving negotiated peace,” Kissinger wrote in The Spectator magazine, in an article titled “How to Avoid Another World War war”.

Kissinger, 99 today, said in May he had proposed a ceasefire under which Russia would retreat to front lines before the February 24 invasion but Crimea would be “negotiable”.


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