The elder statesman was declared an accomplice in the crimes of Russia for urging a swift peace deal.
The former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger turned 99 on Friday and pro-Kiev activists added his name to the Mirotvorets Peacemaker website. Kissinger was blacklisted as a complicity in the crimes of the Russian authorities after he called for a negotiated peace between Kiev and Moscow and a return to the pre-February status quo.
The Mirotvorets website, which has a grizzly mosaic of dead Russian soldiers, is a publicly searchable database of pro-Russian terrorists, mercenaries, war criminals, and murderers, created in 2014 by the Mirotvorets. These range from Russian military members to Western politicians like Hungary spokesman Viktor Orban, who opposes Russian oil and gas sanctions.
Kissinger is accused by Mirotvorets of spreading narratives of Russian-fascist propaganda and blackmail in exchange for the truncation of Ukrainian territory. His entry continues because of these charges, which make him an accomplice in the crimes of the Russian authorities against Ukraine and its citizens.
Kissinger told attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that a peace deal must be reached between Kiev and Moscow in the coming months, so that the conflict between Ukraine can escalate into a global war between NATO and Russia. Kissinger said that Ukraine must at least accept a return to the status quo ante, or relinquish its territorial claims to Crimea and grant autonomy to the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics.
Kissinger is a prominent advocate of the realpolitik school of international relations, which puts the practical interests of nations above their ideological stances. As President Nixon's secretary of state, he spearheaded the US diplomatic outreach to China during the 1970s, which was aimed at preventing Beijing from allying itself with Soviet Russia.
In his speech on Davos, Kissinger recalled that eight years ago when the Ukrainian crisis was launched with an armed coup in Kiev, he advocated for Ukraine to become a neutral state and a bridge between Russia and Europe rather than a frontline of groupings within Europe. While US and NATO leaders have discarded this advice and poured unprecedented numbers of troops and weapons into Eastern Europe since the start of Russia's military operation in February, Kissinger urged Western leaders to remember that Russia has been an important part of Europe and should not be driven into a permanent alliance with China a position that is somewhat similar to his 1970 s stance on China.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday that Ukraine will fight until it regains all its territories, but Kissinger's call for negotiations and concessions was rejected by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Zelensky told world leaders this week that we may try and go the diplomatic way with Russia if it is too late. The Ukrainian leadership makes statements that contradict each other, making it impossible to fully understand its intentions and whether it is ready to take a sober approach to the real state of affairs, spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.