While the confrontations and battles between Russia and Ukraine continue, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger revealed that the war is approaching a turning point, expecting negotiations to take place by the end of this year thanks to the recent efforts made by China. In an interview with CBS News broadcast (Sunday), the veteran politician expressed his confidence that China will help change the situation of the ongoing war after entering negotiations, believing that these discussions will reach their climax at the end of 2023. He said that the world will talk about negotiation processes and even actual negotiations. Pointing out that Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will talk to him if he calls them.
And about whether he would meet Putin in Moscow if the president asked him to do so, the retired diplomat said: “I would be inclined to do so. I would be an advisor, not an official figure in power.”
And while negotiations between Moscow and Kiev entered a phase of stagnation, Beijing tried to revive the talks and a 12-point paper published on the first anniversary of the crisis, including the call for a cease-fire.
With the escalation of Russian missile attacks and air raids, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expected Moscow to be defeated in the war against his country as Nazism was defeated in World War II.
Zelensky stressed in a videotape, today (Monday), on the anniversary of the Allied victory over Germany on May 8, 1945, that his country will be victorious in the face of Russia. He added, “We will never forget the contribution of the Ukrainian people to the victory over Nazism, and we will not allow anyone to lie and say that victory in this war was possible without the participation of another country or people.”
He renewed the accusation that Moscow contradicts all democratic “ideals” by adopting practices of aggression and annexation of Ukrainian regions. He emphasized that Kiev would not lose what it had gained, and would regain all that the Russians had acquired.
Zelensky’s speech came hours after a new attack by drones targeting Kiev, which confirmed the downing of more than 30 of them, and on the eve of Russia’s commemoration of the victory over Nazism, with a huge military parade in Moscow that President Vladimir Putin will attend.