Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday that the idea of Ukraine’s neutrality no longer makes sense, confirming that he supports Ukraine’s joining NATO after the peace, despite Kiev’s previous opposition to membership in the alliance. .
Speaking to the forum via Zoom, Kissinger said, referring to Russia’s all-out war against Ukraine, “Before this war, I was against Ukraine’s NATO membership because I was afraid it could initiate the exact process we see now.”
“Now that this process has reached this level, the idea of a neutral Ukraine no longer makes sense under these circumstances,” said the former US Secretary of State.
“At the end of this process that I have described, whatever form NATO develops should be guaranteed by NATO, but I believe that Ukraine’s membership in NATO would be the most appropriate outcome,” Kissinger said.
According to the internet publication “UnHerd”, it is significant that Kissinger, who is known as a realist in international relations and has long opposed Ukraine’s NATO membership, supports this idea.
In September, he told the Council on Foreign Relations, a US think tank, that such a move would be unwise as it would escalate the conflict.
Last month, he called for a ceasefire that would allow Russia to draw troops to the border line before the February invasion, and for Crimea to be the subject of negotiations.
Source: Tv Net
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