Henry Kissinger refuses statements from Ukraine’s Zelenskyy
(MENAFN) Henry Kissinger has refused statement that Russia should keep lands that Ukraine considers to be under its authority, saying that criticism against his remarks about the subject has been inappropriate.
The previous US secretary of state announced in an interview with TIME magazine issued on Sunday “Right now, Russia still occupies 15 percent of pre-war Ukrainian territory. It must be restored to Ukraine before a meaningful ceasefire can be established.”
Kissinger sees that Crimea and the part of Donbass that was led by the Russia-allied troops of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics should be taken out of the immediate reckoning as they have “significance to Russia beyond the dispute of the current crisis.”
“I did not say that territory should be given up,” he underlined. “I just implied that it should have a separate status in any negotiations.”
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