(RoyalPatriot.com )- To avert another devastating world war, veteran American diplomat Henry Kissinger has called for a negotiated peace agreement in Ukraine amid its invasion by neighboring Russia.
Kissinger made the remarks in an opinion piece titled “How to avoid another world war,” published in The Spectator magazine on December 17. Putin and Kissinger have met several times since Putin first assumed the country’s presidency in 2000.
According to Kissinger, he has continually supported the allied military effort to thwart Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. But the moment is drawing near to “build on the strategic adjustments already made and incorporate them into a new framework for negotiating a peaceful settlement.”
“Some people would prefer that the war leave Russia helpless. I disagree,” continued Kissinger.
During his tenure as secretary of state under Republican Presidents Richard Nixon and later Gerald Ford, Kissinger, now 99, contributed to creating the Cold War detente policy toward the Soviet Union.
Since the beginning of Russia’s “special military operation” on February 24, Ukraine has reclaimed sizable portions of the territory it had been forced to leave. But currently, Russia is in charge of about 5% of Ukraine.
Kissinger continued by pointing out that Ukraine now has one of Europe’s most potent land armies, thanks partly to the United States and its allies.
The former secretary of state said that despite its propensity for violence, Russia had contributed significantly to the balance of power and the world’s equilibrium for more than a half-millennium. Its historical significance shouldn’t be diminished. He said, despite its military setbacks, Russia still has access to nuclear weapons, allowing it to threaten an escalation in Ukraine.
The former American diplomat added that “the dissolution of Russia or destroying its capacity for strategic policy could turn its territory, which encompasses 11 time zones, into a contested vacuum.”
According to him, this could have disastrous effects on the rest of the world and, among other things, spark violent uprisings, which, given that Russia is home to thousands of nuclear weapons, could pose a severe threat to the entire world.