December 16, 2022, 18:09 – Public News Service – OSN

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, in an article for the British edition of The Spectator, announced a turning point in Ukrainian conflict. He believes that it should be used to achieve negotiations and avoid escalation.

“But the time is right to act on the basis of the strategic changes already achieved, integrating them into a new structure in order to achieve peace through negotiations,” the politician said.

Kissinger believes that Ukraine is “the most important state in Central Europe.” According to him, the international community keeps Moscow from an alleged nuclear strike. The former secretary of state added that the dialogue on the country’s neutral status is already meaningless, but “the peace process should link Ukraine and NATO, in whatever form it may be expressed.”

He also drew attention to his spring idea of ​​a truce along the borders. The politician noted that negotiations on the fate of Donbass and Crimea can be held after the truce.

Recall that on Thursday, February 24, Russian leader Vladimir Putin, in his address to the citizens of the Russian Federation, announced the start of a military special operations in Donbass. He stressed that Moscow’s plans do not include the occupation of Kyiv, but it will strive with all its might to demilitarize Ukraine.

As the Public News Service wrote earlier, Maria Zakharova said that the West constantly accuses Moscow of “refusing to dialogue”.

It is worth saying that in December 2021, Moscow offered the West to start a negotiation process on security guarantees.