The conflict in Ukraine must end with negotiations, and after them the situation will change radically. This forecast was shared by former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, in an interview with CNN.
“I would suggest that Russia at the end will remain as a state, and Ukraine will also remain a state, and the situation will change radically, because Ukraine was armed by NATO, it was closely connected with NATO, and certain relations with NATO will remain,” Kissinger said.
He said that the offer to Ukraine to join NATO was a mistake, but added that “this is already in the past.” The former US Secretary of State warned against dragging out the conflict and suggested there was a risk of it escalating into something “more like World War I” with increasing escalation.
“So I hope that soon the NATO countries will agree with each other on what should be the end, what results the negotiations can come to,” Kissinger said.
He believes that then NATO countries should build relations with Russia so that it remains part of Europe, and does not become an “outpost of China”