Henry Kissinger has said that the West should stop trying to inflict a crushing defeat on Russia and suggested that Ukraine should give up territory.

Kissinger, the former US secretary-of-state, stated at Davos, Switzerland, that Ukraine needs to start negotiations before it causes upheavals or tensions that are difficult to overcome.

“Ideally the line of demarcation should return to the status-quo ante.” He said that pursuing war beyond the point of no return to the status quo ante would be not only about Ukraine freedom but also about Russia’s own war.

It came as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a powerful speech to open this week’s Davos summit in Switzerland Russia’s incursion in Ukraine will be ignored and brute force will reign again.

According to him, the summit was meaningless if Putin won’t win the war.

However, Kissinger stated that it was a fatal mistake for the West and Russia to be caught up in the “moods of the moment” without recognizing Russia’s power within Europe.

Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State (pictured at the bottom), stated to the international elite that Ukraine needed to give Russia territory in the next two-months and that it would accept terms that did not achieve their current war goals.

Mr Kissinger, 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'. Kissinger, pictured with Vladimir Putin in March 2009

Kissinger (98) told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that Ukraine should begin negotiations “before it creates tensions that cannot be easily overcome”. Kissinger, seen with Vladimir Putin on March 2009.

According to The Telegraph, he said that Russia had been an “essential part” of Europe for more than four centuries. He also noted that European leaders should not lose sight of their longer-term relationship with Russia or risk making a permanent alliance between China and Russia.

He said, “I also hope that Ukrainians match their heroism with wisdom.” 

Volodymyr Zelensky stated to the group that Russia’s invading of Ukraine will continue unanswered. This powerful speech was delivered to officially open the Davos summit this week in Switzerland.

According to the Ukrainian president, their summit would be pointless if Putin wins the war.

The speech by Zelensky came as the beginning of four days’ worth of negotiations. Ukraine will likely launch an international charm offensive to win economic and military support to help ensure its survival.

Volodymyr Zelensky told Davos (pictured) that brute force will once again rule the world if Russia's invasion of Ukraine is allowed to go unanswered in a powerful speech to open this week's Davos summit in Switzerland

Volodymyr Zelensky (pictured) told Davos that brute force would once more rule the world, if Russia’s invasion in Ukraine goes unanswered. This powerful speech was delivered to officially open this week’s Davos Summit in Switzerland.

Russia is not attending the Davos conference this year because the organizers forbid Moscow to send a delegation. It’s just another sign of how isolated Putin seems on the global stage.

The main theme at this year’s Davos is “The Main Thing.” [summit]Zelensky gave a packed lecture Monday morning entitled ‘History at the Turning Point’.

“This year the expressions “turning points” have become more than mere rhetoric. It is this year that it will be decided if brute force is to rule the universe.

“If this is the case, then those in power aren’t interested in our thoughts. There is no point in meeting at Davos.

“Brute force” is nothing more than the subjugation or subjugation its subjects. And it doesn’t talk; it kills. As Russia has done in Ukraine today, we also speak.

Zelesnky recalled the horrors caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to date and said: “Instead peaceful cities, there are only black ruin, instead of normal trading.” [there are]Seas full of miners and ports blocked, rather than tourists [there are]The sound of Russian missiles and nuclear bombs closing in on the skies.

“This is how the world will look if there’s no response from humanity to that moment. It would look like many war crimes.”

The Ukrainian President (pictured on screen) told delegates that their summit will become pointless if Putin is allowed to win the war because he is 'not interested in our thoughts' and 'brute force... does not talk, it kills'

On screen, the Ukrainian president told his delegates that it would be pointless for him to allow Putin to win war. He is not interested in “our thoughts” and because “brute force… doesn’t talk, but it kills”.

Zelensky's speech came at the start of four days of talks during which Ukraine is expected to launch a global charm offensive in order to secure economic and military backing to ensure its survival

The speech by Zelensky came as the beginning of four days’ worth of negotiations during which Ukraine will likely launch a global charm offensive to win economic and military support to help ensure its survival.

Zelensky pointed out Russia House, a venue for conferences in Moscow that hosts delegations. However, this year it has been transformed into the ‘Russian War Crimes House’.

He claimed that Russia’s actions are an example of what Russia can bring to the world, and urged leaders to reject the atrocities.

Robert Habeck, the German vice-chancellor for finance, yelled at the summit and accused Hungary and other countries that are not cooperating with the EU of preventing an EU oil embargo. He stated, “We’re seeing the worst in Europe.”

Russia is now under severe economic sanctions after their invasion of Ukraine, 24 February.

Habeck added that everyone should work together to come up with a solution and not sit around and build their Putin-Russian partnership.

As the vice-chancellor, the minister of economy also said that Germany is ready to withstand the shock caused by a Russian cutoff on oil imports.

India’s Energy Minister Shri Hardeep Pury stated that when it was suggested his country stop buying Russian oil, “The Europeans” buy more Russian energy per hour than us in a quarter.

Russia House, a conference centre in Davos, Switzerland, typically used by the Russian delegation, has been turned into 'War Crimes House' after the country was banned

Russia House in Davos (Switzerland), was a conference venue that Russians used. After the country’s ban, it has become ‘War Crimes House.

Ukraine has dispatched the second-largest contingent of any country to Davos as part of a global charm offensive to secure backing for its fight-back against Russia

The second largest contingent from Ukraine to Davos was sent by the global charm offensive. It is seeking support to fight back against Russia.

Klaus Schwab is the founder of WEF. He stated that Davos would support Ukraine in its recovery.

He stated that Russia’s attack on Russia would be viewed in the future as the collapse of the post-World War II order and post-Cold War order.

There will be more than 50 heads or governments among the 2,500 participants, which includes business leaders as well as academics and members of civil society.

The biggest names are Olaf Scholz (Germany’s new chancellor), Ursula von der Leyen, European Union chief, NATO head Jens Scholtenberg, and John Kerry, US climate envoy.

Although the summit is still there, this year’s meeting in January was postponed due to the Omicron variation. Instead, it is predicted that rain will fall all week.

Davos also addresses concerns over climate change, as well as economic recovery following a pandemic.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in 2014, inflation is a growing concern. Food and energy prices have skyrocketed further. There are also fears about hunger for countries that depend on the wheat of this region.

Military snipers stand guard over Davos's main conference centre, as the world's elite arrive for a four-day conference themed 'History at a Turning Point'

While the Davos conference centre is being occupied by world leaders, military snipers are standing guard.

A Swiss sharpshooter looks out over the crowd of delegates arriving in Davos as the conference gets underway without a Russian delegation

Watching the crowd of Davos delegates arrive, the Swiss sharpshooter observes.

Oxfam International warned Monday that 263,000,000 people would fall into extreme poverty by the end of this year. This is a one-in-33 chance.

Oxfam, however, stated that during the pandemic 573 new billionaires emerged, one for every 30 minutes.

Gabriela Bucher, Oxfam’s executive director, stated that billionaires were arriving at Davos in celebration of an extraordinary surge in fortunes.

Bucher explained that “The pandemic” and the sharp rises in food and fuel prices had, simply, been a huge boon to them.

She stated that decades of advancement in extreme poverty have now been reversed and millions are struggling to keep their heads above water.

Ukraine is expected to use the conference to plead for continued military and financial support to win its fight-back against Russia's invasion

Ukraine will likely use this conference to ask for financial and continued support from Russia to win the war against Russia.