Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger called Washington on the brink of war with Moscow and Beijing. photo/illustration
Kissinger had previously courted controversy for suggesting to whom Kyiv renounces some of its territorial claims to end the conflict. Russia ,
“We are on the verge of war with Russia and” China The issues we made partly without any concept of how this will end or what the outcome will be, Kissinger said in an interview published Saturday. Russia TodaySunday (14/8/2022).
Kissinger, now 99, outlined the West’s role in the Ukraine conflict in a recent book describing key leaders in the aftermath of World War II. He described Russia’s decision to send troops to Ukraine in February as motivated by its own security, as Ukraine joining NATO would move coalition weapons within 480 km of Moscow.
On the other hand, allowing the whole of Ukraine to fall under Russian influence will not help in alleviating Europe’s historical fears of Russian domination.
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Diplomats in Kyiv and Washington must balance these concerns, he wrote, describing the current conflict in Ukraine as the result of failed strategic talks.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal a month after the book’s publication, Kissinger persisted in his insistence that the West should take Russian President Vladimir Putin’s security demands seriously, and clarified that Ukraine would not be accepted into a NATO alliance. .
Prior to its military operation in Ukraine, Russia provided a written outline of its security concerns to the US and NATO, which both recipients rejected.
Kissinger, who held extensive talks with communist Vietnam in the late 1960s and early 1970s even though the US military was waging war against them, says that modern American leaders view diplomacy as a personal relationship with the enemy. Let’s see, and with short words. The Wall Street Journal seeks to convert or condemn its interlocutors, rather than penetrate their minds, to view the conversation in missionary terms rather than psychological.