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He believes that the West should force the country to negotiate

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told the Davos Forum that Ukraine must cede territory to Russia to help end the invasion, suggesting a position against which the vast majority of Ukrainians oppose, according to The Washington Post / Daily Telegraph.

Kissinger also called on the United States and the West not to seek a shameful defeat for Russia in Ukraine, warning that it could undermine Europe’s long-term stability.

Stressing that Western countries must not forget Russia’s importance for Europe and not be “swept away” by current sentiments, Kissinger also urged the West to force Ukraine to accept negotiations with the status quo ante or the previous state of relations. .

“Negotiations should begin in the next two months before creating turmoil and tensions that will not be easily overcome. Ideally, the dividing line should be a return to the previous status quo,” the former US secretary of state said.

According to him, the continuation of hostilities will not mean freedom for Ukraine, but a new war against Russia itself.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stressed that some of his conditions for entering into peace talks with Russia would include restoring borders before the invasion.

Kissinger’s comments come as world leaders say Russia’s war in Ukraine has called into question “the entire international order.”

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told world leaders in Davos that the war was not only “a matter of Ukraine’s survival” or “a matter of European security”, but also “a task for the entire global community”.

She condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “destructive rage”, but said Russia could one day regain its place in Europe if it “found its way back to democracy, the rule of law and respect for a rules-based international order.” “Because Russia is our neighbor.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has firmly rejected the possibility of his country giving up part of its territory in the name of a peace agreement with Russia.

In his traditional evening video address, Zelensky criticized proposals by some Western politicians for Ukraine to make concessions to Moscow, including by renouncing its territory, the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN reported.

He mentioned former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who told a forum in Davos that Ukraine should accept talks with Russia, even if it is asked for concessions.

These “great geopoliticians” who propose such solutions ignore “the interests of ordinary Ukrainians, the millions who really live in the territories they offer to exchange for the illusion of peace,” Zelensky was quoted as saying by the Associated Press. We must always think about the interests of the people and remember that values ​​are not just words, said the Ukrainian leader.

He expressed bewilderment that despite “Russian missiles … despite tens of thousands of Ukrainians killed … despite Bucha and Mariupol. Despite destroyed Ukrainian cities”, in Davos, for example, Mr. Kissinger jumped out of the deep past and said give Russia a piece of Ukraine “. In order not to alienate Russia from Europe. I have a feeling that for Mr. Kissinger, the year is not 2022, but 1938. And he thought he was not talking to the audience in Davos, but in what was then Munich, Zelenski said.

The interests of Ukrainians should not be overshadowed by the interests of those who “rush to another meeting with the dictator,” he said, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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