The idea of a neutral Ukraine no longer makes sense, he believes.
Henry Kissinger / photo UNIAN
The former Secretary of State of the United States of America, Henry Kissinger, said that Ukraine’s membership in NATO would be “appropriate” after the establishment of peace.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, he said that although he was opposed to Ukraine joining NATO before the Russian invasion, he now considers it a “desirable outcome,” writes unherd.
According to him, he previously feared that Ukraine’s accession to the North Atlantic Alliance would lead to war with Russia.
“Now that the process has reached this level, the idea of a neutral Ukraine in these conditions no longer makes sense. And at the end of the process that I described, it should be guaranteed by NATO in any forms that NATO can develop, but I believe that Ukraine’s membership in NATO would be an appropriate result,” said the former state secretary.
Kissinger’s statements about the war
As UNIAN reported, in December Kissinger proposed to start peace negotiations with the Russian Federation in order to reduce the risk of a new world war.
The President’s Office responded that he does not understand the essence of this war and repeats the narratives of Russian propaganda.
Back in May, Kissinger offered Ukraine to enter into negotiations with Russia, even if concessions would be required from it.
At that time, the adviser to the head of the President’s Office, Mykhailo Podolyak, called him a “Davos panicker”. The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyi, also responded: “I have the feeling that Mr. Kissinger is not in 2022, but in 1938.”
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