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West sabotaged Ukraine peace deal with Russia, admit Zelensky official and Germany’s ex leader

Russia wanted to sign a peace deal with Ukraine in March 2022, but NATO countries sabotaged it, according to Germany’s former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and the parliamentary faction leader of Zelensky’s political party, Davyd Arakhamia.

NATO US killed Ukraine Russia peace deal

The United States has played a key role in fueling the wars in both Israel-Palestine and Ukraine.

The US government has sought to prevent peace in Gaza, vetoing resolutions in the UN Security Council that call for a ceasefire, while sending weapons to Israel to help it bomb densely populated civilian areas, contributing to the killing of more than 15,000 Palestinians, approximately 70% of whom are women and children.

Since 2022, Washington has done exactly the same in Ukraine, torpedoing peace proposals that Russia had supported.

This has been confirmed by numerous sources, including the former leader of Germany and a top Ukrainian official, as well as Israel’s ex prime minister.

Germany’s former leader says US sabotaged Russia-Ukraine peace talks

This October, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder explained in an interview how he had tried to negotiate peace between Ukraine and Russia in 2022.

Ukraine’s overtly anti-Russian newspaper Ukrainska Pravda reported on his bombshell remarks.

Moscow had a concrete peace plan laid out, according to Schröder. It was based on five points: “Ukraine’s rejection of NATO membership, two official languages in Ukraine, Donbas autonomy, security guarantees for Ukraine, and negotiations on the status of Crimea”, Ukrainska Pravda wrote.

But the former German leader said the United States sabotaged the peace talks.

“The only people who could resolve the war over Ukraine are the Americans”, Schröder emphasized.

“During the peace talks in March 2022 in Istanbul with [Ukraine’s Defense Minister] Rustem Umierov, Ukrainians did not agree to peace because they were not allowed to. They had to coordinate everything they talked about with the Americans first”, he recalled.

“However, nothing eventually happened. My impression is that nothing could happen because everything else was decided in Washington. It was fatal”, Schröder added.

The former German head of state likewise warned that Russia will never accept NATO expansion into Ukraine and Georgia.

“Regardless of who is in power, there is a belief in Russia that the West wants to expand further with NATO, namely into the post-Soviet area. Keywords: Georgia and Ukraine. No one at the head of Russia will allow this to happen. This danger analysis may be emotional, but it is real for Russia. The West must understand this and compromise accordingly; otherwise, peace will be tough to achieve”, Schröder stressed, in the comments quoted by Ukrainska Pravda.

Top Ukrainian official says West opposed peace deal with Russia

The former German chancellor’s observations were further bolstered by the remarks of a top Ukrainian official.

In November, Davyd Arakhamia sat down for an interview with Ukraine’s TV channel 1+1. Arakhamia is the parliamentary faction leader of the political party of Ukraine’s Western-backed President Volydmyr Zelensky.

This interview was also reported on by Ukraine’s vehemently anti-Russian newspaper Ukrainska Pravda.

Arakhamia represented Ukraine in the peace talks with Russia in Türkiye in March 2022.

At those negotiations, Arakhamia admitted that Russia did indeed want peace, and neutrality “was the most important thing for them”.

“They [the Russians] were prepared to end the war if we agreed to – as Finland once did – neutrality, and committed that we would not join NATO”, the top Ukrainian official said, according to a translation by Ukrainska Pravda.

“They really hoped almost to the last moment that they would force us to sign such an agreement so that we would take neutrality”, he added.

But Ukraine’s Western sponsors were adamantly opposed to the peace proposal.

“When we returned from Istanbul, [British Prime Minister] Boris Johnson came to Kyiv and said that we would not sign anything with them at all, and let’s just fight”, Arakhamia recalled.

Israel’s ex PM says US killed Ukraine peace deal

These important testimonies from Germany’s former leader and a top Ukrainian official both echo an admission made by Israel’s former prime minister.

Israel’s ex Prime Minister Naftali Bennett explained in a February 2023 interview how he had been a mediator between Ukraine and Russia the year before.

“Anything I did was coordinated down to the last detail with the US, Germany, and France”, Bennett said. And “there was a legitimate decision by the West to keep striking Putin”.

Referring to the NATO bloc’s response to the peace proposal, the interviewer asked, “So they blocked it?”

Bennett replied, “Basically, yes. They blocked it, and I thought they’re wrong”.



  1. JonnyJames

    2023-12-05 at 12:07

    All part of the plan: the late Zbig B., advocated for prying away Ukraine from Russia. To him, this was the key to contain Russia and prevent it from becoming a great power again.

    Also, the “foreign policy elites” at the CFR, Atlantic Council, NSC etc have put out many papers outlining how Russia must be destabilized and weakened.

    A desperate, falling empire doubling down on its bid to maintain hegemony. Hegemony or security? No, Hegemony or total destruction

    • Eric Arthur Blair

      2023-12-07 at 09:49

      JJ: you are, as usual, quite correct.
      I wrote several feature articles for the Saker blog when it was the go-to site for understanding Ukraine:
      My article on the “UN-Russia war” outlined the short, medium and long term motives of the principal parties.
      I wrote a “summary of my summary” in the comments section.
      JJ, thank you for your links proving the global hegemonic agenda of the USA

      • Eric Arthur Blair

        2023-12-07 at 09:52

        *Sorry, that was
        OUN-Russia war, not
        UN-Russia war.
        Damned auto-correct!

      • JonnyJames

        2023-12-07 at 13:22

        Cheers Eric! I used to visit the Saker site. Thanks for your input and links.

  2. Eric Arthur Blair

    2023-12-05 at 19:30

    The US definition of democracy is any regime that does the bidding of the US…
    eg the Ukraine Neonazi Fascist state post Maidan.
    All else are autocratic dictatorships.
    The worst autocratic dictator of all is Xi, followed closely by Putin, then the heads of Iran, N Korea, Cuba, Venezuela etc.
    Juan Guaido for President of China anyone?

  3. Cure E Us

    2023-12-06 at 19:41

    What in the hell happened to the U.S. that prevents it (dynastic money, billionaire class, corporate America, etc.) from cooperating and negotiating with others? Does the intoxication of money, power, and ideology hold such a sway that humanity and prudence are shanghaied?

    Can’t we do better than demagogue-pseudologue-monologue Donald and Senator-credit-card-debt-servitude Joe? Only in the USA do the hypocrite pro-lifer’s send young adults to (die) for corporate American wars, and then all you hear is the spurious: thank you for your service! And pro-choice? The billionaire class fears you may want to (choose) socialism, self-determination, or anything but predator capitalism.

    It’s too late. The U.S. is in full flagging mode (The United Holding Company of America lost its way and its mind).

  4. peter mcloughlin

    2023-12-08 at 05:05

    If the US can’t beat Russia in Ukraine it will not be able to beat China in Asia. I have no proof of this, but there is proof and pattern in history. Washington in theory could avoid war with Moscow: but cannot avoid it with Beijing. Like all empires in history America does not see the pattern of history. This is one imperial conflict everyone needs to avoid.

  5. Cure E Us

    2023-12-10 at 20:51

    RE: “The only people who could resolve the war over Ukraine are the Americans”, Schröder emphasized.

    It should be clear that the United States has very little to offer the world – other than incessant threats, chaos and war. Here’s another example if you are not convinced:

    On December eighth, 2023, a date which will live in world infamy, the United States deliberately and autocratically vetoed a UN Security Council resolution, demanding an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. The UN Security Council resolution garnered nearly a hundred co-sponsors from the UN’s 193 members. The resolution was brought before the Security Council for immediate consideration over “threats to international peace and humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza”.
    The United States now stands alone – by blocking the resolution with a dastardly veto – in supporting Israel’s campaign making Gaza uninhabitable.

  6. martog

    2024-04-10 at 20:26

    Zelensky said at the Munich Security Conference in February 2022: “Ukraine will no longer adhere to the Budapest Agreement!” The Budapest Agreement states that Ukraine remains a nuclear weapons-free state.
    There is also a decree from spring 2021. In this decree he calls on the armed forces to prepare for the reconquest of Crimea and eastern Ukraine.

    Contrary to Western claims, the first weapons that the two republics received during Easter in Ukraine in 2014 came from Ukrainian soldiers who were supposed to take violent action against these two regions.

    The soldiers came from these regions and said: “We do not shoot at innocent civilians who are also our friends and families!”

    There is a video about the events of 2014: “Argony Ukrainian”

    The Maidan was a coup carried out by the Obama administration!
    He brought Ukrainian fascists to power!
    In the summer of 2014, Ukraine dropped cluster bombs on a beach where children were bathing in a river! Cluster bombs on a beach with children!! How is there supposed to be a continued peaceful coexistence? A memorial to the murdered children was later erected in Donetsk. It’s called “The Avenue of Angels”

    Two weeks before the attack by Russia (which is an illegal attack because it violates the UN ban on the use of force), Ukraine began to increase the constant shelling of eastern Ukraine that has been going on since 2014! The OECD (Organization for Security and Cooperation) recorded over 1,000 shells being fired every day.

    Over 14,000 people died in the 8-year civil war

    How long would the US have stood by if this had happened right on its doorstep?

    In addition, 2022 said that to conquer another country, approximately three times as many soldiers are needed as the other country has. Ukraine had amassed over 200,000 men along the line of confrontation at the time. Russia initially attacked with around 110,000 men. And what did they attack first? The nuclear power plants to prevent Ukraine from building nuclear weapons as Zelensky announced.

    There has been a video by George Friedman about what is going on in Ukraine since 2015. In this video he said: “The top goal of American foreign policy for over 100 years has been that German know-how and Russian manpower and natural resources do not come together. Because together they are the only power in the world that threatens American supremacy could bring.” He also said that the Eastern European states (from the Baltics to the Black Sea) serve as a buffer to achieve this ultimate goal. He also said that Russia cannot remain silent about what is going on in Ukraine (back in 2014…), because it is about Russia’s internal security!

    Translated by Google

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