“Kissinger invites US to allow Russia the same mistake as in 1991” – Syroid

The so-called “Kissinger plan” for the rapprochement between the U.S. and Russia, which guarantees the security and the withdrawal of troops from the Donbass in exchange for the easing of sanctions and de facto recognition of a Russian Crimea, is a return to the mistake of the US and the Western world made in relation to Russia in 1991. This opinion in comments “Segodnia” expressed member of the parliamentary group of the Parliament for inter-parliamentary relations with the United States, the Vice speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Oksana Syroid.

“In order to understand the current initiatives of Henry Kissinger (former U.S. Secretary of state Henry Kissinger), should go back to the speech George Bush Sr., remember, was such, – Chicken Kiev speech? When he called Ukraine’s aspirations towards independence as a “suicidal nationalism” and in fact then was born the idea that it is better to cooperate with Russia and to give Russia dominion as the rest of the state, which appeared in the post-Soviet space. That offers today, Kissinger is actually the error that was made in 1991. Then it was the fault of the US and the Western world to accept that. After all, if consent to the dominance of Russia in fact has strengthened Russia in the international arena and led to the current state of things. Therefore, the return to such a policy is wrong. It will be a big threat to Europe and the United States,” said “Segodnia” Oksana Syroid.

Answering the question “Segodnya” about whether the States really go on rapprochement with Russia and a partial lifting of sanctions, Syroid said that we are in the middle of a process that already occurs is the process of reformatting of collective security.

“And what it will be, we don’t know – we need to all work together on it. The big threat of course – Russia is working on it. And I understand there is a temptation among certain American politicians, because they understand that this is the most simple solution to the problem. But in fact, it is intensifying this problem. In fact, we already have a system in the collective, bezopasnosti and legal order. That is, neither one of those institutions that were created after the Second world war, NATO and the Council of Europe and the OSCE, they do not perform and cannot perform the purpose for which they were created. Actually due to the fact that Russia allowed the order to break, and nobody was ready to stop her. And we need to realize that Russia will continue to do so and Russia is beginning to do actually since 1991. When Russia wanted to dominate the post-Soviet space, even after the collapse of the Soviet Union. And the whole world is allowed to do it” – summed up Oksana Syroid.

We will remind, according to the newspaper Politico Kissinger is one of the few Americans with whom he likes to talk to Putin. For years after that conversation, while Putin climbed the career ladder in the Kremlin and eventually became an autocrat, he maintained a warm relationship with former US Secretary of state, even when relations between Moscow and Washington deteriorated. On the issue of Ukraine, which temporarily lost control over the Crimea and part of Donbass from the aggression of Russia, Kissinger insisted that she should not join the West. “Ukraine should be included in the framework of European and international security architecture so that it has become a bridge between Russia and the West, and not on someone’s side,” – said Kissinger.