It’s becoming more or less clear what the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was persuaded to do by his Belarusian (last week) and Kazakh (yesterday) colleagues Lukashenko and Nazarbayev. The purpose of these meetings was clearly underestimated by the experts – most of them sounded the alarm that, Minsk and Astana, building bridges with Kiev, are turning away from Moscow.
In fact, Lukashenko and Nazarbayev were doing roughly the same, as the priests Kushakovskij and Aloysius Moroshek in the immortal “Golden calf” – they were “playing” Poroshenko – ‘Kozlevich’. And “played” successfully.
Here is what the meaning of these negotiations was: joint patrols of the “contact zones” on the border between LPR, DPR and Ukraine will begin on December 28 – along with Ukrainian and Novorossian military it will be patrolled by the Russian peacekeepers. Actually, Russia, thereby will put the world before the fact of its presence in the unrecognized republics – and, interestingly, and unexpectedly, the OSCE endorses it.
Only the warlords of punishers from the National Guard of Ukraine are in shock. This is how one of
“Information, that from December 28 Russian troops will officially start patrolling the territory of ‘Lugandon’ [deragatory Ukrinian name for Lugansk Peoples Repubic] – is confirmed. The Agreement was signed by the Ukrainian side (General Major Razmazin), this is confirmed by the OSCE. Now, killing a Russian in Debaltsevo, you will not kill an aggressor in the ATO zone, but a “peacekeeper”. That’s all friends, we lost the battle for the East. We did what we could, we fought to death, brough humanitarian aid and supplies to the front, we couldn’t do any different, having advisers and commnders in the Rada was insufficient. Now the countdown will begin for decades, and we will live these decades – under threat, terrorist attacks, betrayal and bitterness…”.
It is still unknown how many Russian peacekeepers will be involved in peacekeeping operations in Donbass. It is unknown how the United States will react to the news – where, unlike Europe, they are unlikely to endorse the decision of Poroshenko.
Leonid Shvets posted on his Facebook wall:
“Unfortunately, information that from December 28, Russian military will take part in patrolling “entire territory of DPR and LPR”, is confirmed: it is posted on the OSCE website. From the Ukrainian side the agreement was signed by major General Razmazin, from the Russian side – General-Major Vyaznikov.
The OSCE, of course, is a rotten organization, but the Ukrainian leadership should have some brains, too.
Legitimizing the presence of even 500 soldiers, you will immediately get all 5000. And no OSCE can control their number, and is not going to. Any slain in battle, the Russian paratrooper immediately will turn into treacherously murdered “peacemaker”. And so on, it is easy to imagine what follows.”
According to OSCE:
In government-controlled Debaltseve (55km North East of Donetsk) at the JCCC Headquarters (HQ), the SMM met officers of the Ukrainian and the Russian Federation Armed Forces – respectively represented by Major-General Razmaznin and Major-General Vyaznikov – together with ‘’Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”) and “Luhansk People’s Republic” (“LPR”) members. Ukrainian Major-General Razmaznin stated that all the JCCC members would be fully ready to launch joint patrols across all “DPR” and “LPR”-controlled territories by 28 December. He said that the JCCC is now fully equipped to conduct joint patrols, and was only waiting for the finalisation of the current ceasefire agreement.
And more from OSCE:
Translated by Kristina Rus for FortRus.blogspot.com