Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said the Biden administration and Ukrainian “ultra-nationalists” pressured President Volodymyr Zelenskyy into continuing the war with Russia and not opting for a peace deal.
While appearing on ‘Fox News Tonight,’ RFK Jr. gave his thoughts on the Russia and Ukraine war.
Guest host Piers Morgan noted Kennedy’s recent comments that the settlement to end the conflict should be negotiated between the two countries.
However, Morgan said that a settlement under current circumstances may mean handing over parts of Ukrainian territory to Putin.
Kennedy told Morgan Putin was already prepared to sign a peace treaty to end the Ukraine and Russia conflict.
“Well, it gets harder and harder, but, you know, we have to remember that Putin twice agreed to sign treaties that would have given us essentially everything,” RFK said.
“What Putin wanted in both these treaties, in the Minsk Accords and the April 2022 treaty, was that the Donbas got to stay part of Ukraine, but it would be able to protect its ethnic Russian population from violence by the government, which was a U.S.-installed government, that NATO stay out of Ukraine and that they de-Nazify the government.”
“So, all those things seem really reasonable. Both Zelenskyy and Putin agreed in April 2022 to sign that agreement, and then Russians acted in good faith by beginning to withdraw their troops from Ukraine,” RFK Jr added.
Morgan then pushed back about Neo Nazism within the Ukrainian government, pointing out that Zelenskyy is Jewish.
RFK claimed Zelenskyy once sought peace with Russia but later reversed course after being pressured and threatened by ultra-nationalists in Ukraine.
Kennedy went on to claim The United States pressured Zelenskyy against making peace and continueing the war with Russia.
“President Zelenskyy ran in 2019 on a peace platform that he promised to sign the Minsk Accords,” RFK said.
“Now, when he got in there, he suddenly pivoted. Why?”
“Because he was threatened by people, by ultra-nationalists within his government, with death if he made peace with Putin and because we pressured him not to make peace.”