98-year-old politician May 23 quotes The Telegraph.
According to Kissinger, negotiations between the Russian Federation and Ukraine “should begin in the next two months before they create shocks and tensions that will not be easy to overcome.”
Ideally, “the dividing line should be a return to the former status quo,” and the continuation of the war after that “would not be for the freedom of Ukraine,” but “a new war against Russia itself,” the former US Secretary of State added.
The status quo stated by Kissinger implies that Ukraine must agree to a peace agreement in order to restore the situation at the time of the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24, when Russia formally controlled the occupied Crimean peninsula and unofficially – part of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
“Just as easily as Mr. Kissinger proposes to give part of Ukraine to Russia, he would allow Poland or Lithuania to be taken away. It’s good that Ukrainians in the trenches don’t have time to listen to the advice of “Davos alarmists”. A little busy, defending freedom and democracy,” – reacted on Twitter on May 24, adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine (OPU) Mykhailo Podolyak.
As easy as Mr. #Kissinger offers to give Russia part of Ukraine, he would allow to take Poland or Lithuania. It is good that Ukrainians in the trenches do not have time to listen to the advice of “Davos panickers”. We are a little busy, we are defending freedom and democracy. pic.twitter.com/NgeYBmxixy
– Mikhail Podolyak (@Podolyak_M) May 24, 2022
February 24 Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the invasion of Ukraine under the guise of “demilitarization” and “denazification” of Ukraine. Initially, according to the SBU, Putin expected to capture Ukraine in a few days. One of the prisoners, whose testimony was published by the department, said that Russian servicemen were given provisions with a reserve for three days. But blitzkrieg failed.
In early April, Russian troops were expelled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the northern regions of the country. Now the most active battles are being fought in the Donbass, in the southern part of Ukraine the occupiers have switched to defensive actions.
According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s priorities in peace negotiations with Russia the following: the end of the war, security guarantees, sovereignty, restoration of territorial integrity. Demands for “denazification” and “demilitarization” Ukraine not going to discusshe noted.
On May 17, the OPU announced that the negotiation process was suspended, since at the moment the Russian side no specifics to discuss.
Podolyak reported that a number of politicians from Europe offered Ukraine to make concessions on sovereignty in order to “save face” to Putin. “Any concession to the Russian Federation will mean Minsk-3, and consequently, a postponed war… We will not consciously agree to this in any form,” he emphasized.