“Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky took aim at the New York Times and American statesman Henry Kissinger, blasting the two for suggesting that Ukraine give up territory to end the war with Russia, comparing the idea to Britain’s appeasement deal with Nazi Germany in 1938.”
Of course, it’s convenient for Zelensky to compare Russia in this situation to the Nazis, but I can’t agree that this is an accurate comparison.
If he (and the U.S. backing him) had seriously entered and carved out an agreement with Russia in negotiations at the beginning, it’s likely the conflict wouldn’t have escalated, and all the destruction he mentions, and blames on Russian aggression, wouldn’t have happened.
I think Kissinger, in this case, advocating for de- escalation, is the voice of reason.
More from Kissinger. This needs consideration:
Yes, compromising on Ukraine’s current borders would secure the independence of the rest of Ukraine, and prevent the alternative of “more war and the loss of America’s current advantages”, as well as an alliance between Russia and China.