a five years after the signing of the Minsk agreements Ukraine is finally asked to explain what they, in fact, written. President Zelensky asked colleagues in the “Normandy format” to decipher the meaning of each item, explain that the timeframe in which Kiev must now do. What lies behind deliberately naive behavior of the Ukrainian authorities, and whether it is sincere?
On Thursday the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky arrived at the location of their troops at the front line in the Luhansk region, and accompanied him on this trip a colleague from Switzerland Simonetta of Sommaruga. The presidents visited a checkpoint on the frontline near the village of Stanytsia Luhanska. It is noted that in the area of responsibility of the LC is the only crossing point across the line of contact, he is at the bridge over the river Seversky Donets. The two presidents spoke there with observers from the OSCE mission, as well as from the Joint center for control and coordination of ceasefire.
Then in the Village Lugansk the Ukrainian President gave the keynote speech on the conflict in the Donbass. In particular, Zelensky suddenly insisted on a detailed explanation of each item of the Minsk agreements, to determine which of them he actually can perform.
“We want to decrypt each item of Minsk, then we know or will see – in a state we can do that or not, how are we going to accomplish, who is responsible,” said Zelensky.
In addition, the Ukrainian leader appealed to all countries to adopt four achieved on the eve of the talks in Minsk agreement on the truce.
“I Believe that all parties will sign the Ukraine, France, Germany, the Russian Federation. And 27 believe that there may come the moment when will be a sustainable ceasefire,” said Zelensky.
As reported by the newspaper VIEW, the previous evening, the Contact group on conflict settlement in Donbas agreed, with effect from Monday July 27 additional control measures for the ceasefire. By the way, the agreement of the Contact group managed to welcome in the West. The head of diplomacy of the European Union Josep Borrell stated this at his meeting in Brussels with Prime Minister of Ukraine Denis Megalam.
The agreement on the cease-fire on July 27 should do to welcome the Director of the Kiev center for political studies and conflictology Mikhail Pogrebinsky.
“it Finally happened. Kiev refused a number of details that are now agreed. This is a demonstration of what happens some movement forward. Strictly speaking, in Donetsk, also made some concessions, when agreed in writing and��change the location of weapons, so it was far from places inhabited by civilians. And it’s hard to do. If the side of the front, which is controlled Kiev, sparsely populated, on the opposite – to the line of contact is actually adjacent to the city. Therefore, there were difficulties with the conclusion of such agreement”, – said the expert newspaper VIEW.
However, the sincerity of peacekeeping speeches Zelensky, the analyst doubts.
“The meaning of the Minsk agreement is the reintegration of Donbass in the conditions of autonomy, if very briefly. But with this, Zelenski and his team continue to disagree. Now the President demands that this cease-fire was signed by the entire channel four. In fact, Kiev agreed to the ceasefire and the DPR and LPR, but loud about it to Zelensky to say. But he wants the Russian leader Vladimir Putin also signed up to Kiev you could say: look, Russia is a party to the conflict. In General, in fact, Kiev simply fooling other countries four”.
Former speaker of the Parliament of new Russia Oleg Tsarev believes that Zelensky has gone into these agreements because “he just blood from his nose to demonstrate some movement towards normalization of the situation in the Donbass, to take a step towards fulfilling his campaign promises”.
“I do not exclude that the administration of the President of Ukraine will make every effort to have some progress in the settlement and to at least temporarily reduce the level of confrontation,” said Tsarev.
“But to ensure that from 27 July, the shooting stops, I would not have taken. In order to eliminate shooting, it is necessary to separate the troops. When military operations are taking so long, the politician said, are fighting not for the idea, but for their fallen comrades. That is why it is extremely important to separate the troops. Whatever the agreement was not taken up to guarantee that there will be attacks, impossible,” – said in an interview with the newspaper LOOK Tsarev.
With regard to the call Zelensky for “decoding” the agreements reached in Minsk in February 2015, the Kiev experts, it only pleased.
“Well, what the President spoke about it. It is better the previous statements that Kiev will agree only on its own terms, that is, first get control of the border and so on. The text of the agreements do require clarification. Suffice it to say that where these dates are long gone, – said Pogrebinsky. Zelensky wants to show that the Minsk process is needed, and he needed a new meeting in Normandy format”.
The political scientist has reminded that since March Zelensky led a hard line on the Donbass, but now seems to have decided to soften him up – he made it clear that he is ready to discuss any situation with ��a Providence in the Donbass elections or the law on the special status.
“This change stems from the fact that soon Ukraine local elections. The situation of the Pro-presidential party “servant of the people” nasty and need to show the results that Zelensky promised. His ratings are down, melt the opportunity to obtain in regions, their local administration, then he tries to show that he’s doing something”, – said Pogrebinsky.
Meanwhile, politicians in Moscow suspected that Zelensky just pretending to be stupid, when asked to explain to him the meaning of the Minsk agreement, signed five years ago by his predecessor Petro Poroshenko.
“In the Minsk agreement is not a single item that can be thrown away or forgotten. Items even cannot be reordered. This batch measure. The Minsk agreement was adopted by a compromise, which was then approved by the UN security Council,” – said the newspaper VIEW Deputy Chairman of the Senate Committee on international Affairs Andrei Klimau.
Call Zelensky politician described as a desire to make changes in the agreement. However, this would require a new decision of the UN security Council is theoretically possible, but “almost unbelievable”, said the politician.
“the Minsk agreement is a package. In Kiev some point are going to remove, move or replace? I bad understand it. This is not a collection of poems, perplexed Senator. – I know by heart the Minsk road map. When I talked to colleagues in the European Parliament, there was not one party, which something is not understood. Any literate person can understand, about what there is a speech. If unclear, call the experts and they will explain to you.”
Klimov believes the current President of Ukraine just a showman, whose position in the Donbass hard to take seriously: “Zelensky Have no experience in public leadership.”