The US was fatally wrong: Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger

Former US Secretary of State and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger said the US's admission of Ukraine to NATO was a fatal mistake and led to the current conflict.

He said this in an interview published in the Wall Street Journal on Friday.

According to him, for centuries, Russia enjoyed a significant influence in the region but the country's position towards Europe was ambivalent. Despite being wary of possible threats from the West, Russia was eager to develop relations with the West for its own development.

Former US Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger believes that this strong ambivalence led to the Ukraine conflict. The proposal to include Ukraine in NATO is a fatal mistake and has led to war," he said, noting that the Biden administration has done "many things" right. "I support them in Ukraine."

Kissinger celebrates his centenary on May 27. He is the only official in US history to serve as both Secretary of State and National Security Advisor to the President. He is considered a forerunner of American diplomacy. His pragmatic approach to foreign policy became important in Washington's policy on a wider scale in the 1970s. 

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