Veteran US statesman Henry Kissinger has warned that EU measures in supporting Ukraine in war with Russia would have disastrous consequences for the long-term stability of Europe.

Iran PressEurope: Henry Kissinger, Former US secretary of state, 98, told the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, that Ukraine must begin negotiations 'before it creates upheavals and tensions that will not be easily overcome.'

"Pursuing the war beyond that point would not be about the freedom of Ukraine, but a new war against Russia itself," he told the conference on Monday.

It came as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a powerful speech to open this week's Davos summit in Switzerland that brute force will once again rule the world if Russia's invasion of Ukraine is allowed to go unanswered.

But Kissinger said it would be 'fatal' for the West to get swept up in the 'mood of the moment' and forget Russia's position of power within Europe.

The Telegraph explained that Russia was an 'essential part of Europe' for over four centuries, noting that European leaders must 'not lose sight of the longer-term relationship' or otherwise risk putting Russia in a permanent alliance with China.

This year, Russia will not be at the Davos meeting after organizers banned Moscow from sending a delegation, just the latest signal of Putin's isolation on the world stage.


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