Kissinger on the Ukrainian crisis

The old man has some interesting things to say about the current crisis.

Any attempt by one wing of Ukraine to dominate the other — as has been the pattern — would lead eventually to civil war or break up. To treat Ukraine as part of an East-West confrontation would scuttle for decades any prospect to bring Russia and the West — especially Russia and Europe — into a cooperative international system.

I do not think that demonizing Putin is a useful policy, it is a substitute for a policy.