Kissinger: the conflict in Ukraine began because of the desire to accept it into NATO
The desire to make Ukraine a member of NATO was a serious mistake and led to the Ukrainian conflict. This opinion was expressed by former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in interview The Wall Street Journal.
“I think that the proposal to accept Ukraine into NATO was a serious mistake and led to this war,” the politician said.
According to the newspaper, the former US Secretary of State believes that Russia has been ambivalent towards Europe for hundreds of years. According to Kissinger, Russia was interested in developing relations with Europe, but at the same time was afraid of the threat emanating from it.
According to Kissinger, Ukraine is the most armed European state, and the conditions for ending the conflict with Russia should provide for the return to Kyiv of all lost territories "with the controversial exception of Crimea."