WELT: Mr. Powell, the Ukraine war has been raging for over a year. Can negotiations end the conflict?
Jonathan Powell: There is no way this war will end in total victory for either side. In order to dictate terms, the warring factions would have to capture each other’s capitals. That won’t happen. This isn’t World War II. The conflict will have to be ended through negotiations, although that seems unlikely at the moment. But the Good Friday Agreement taught us one thing: Even then, nobody believed in a treaty.
WELT: They speak out against a ceasefire. Why?