Poroshenko’s Real Fear is Peace in Donbass


August 26th, 2015 – 

Novorossia.su – translated by J. Arnoldski – 

“Ukrainian politician: Petro Poroshenko is afraid of peace in

Beautiful pre-war Donetsk, 

Kiev is not at all interested in resolving the conflict in
Eastern Ukraine, since the situation distracts the attention of citizens from
other problems. This was stated by Viktor Medvedchuk, leader of the civil
movement “Ukrainian Choice.”

In his article on the website of the movement, he noted many
politicians have already expressed concern about the worsening of the situation
in Donbass, including German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeir, UN
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the official representative of EU foreign
policy, Catherine Ray. 

“But, despite the concern of the whole world, official Kiev,
while publicly stating that it is striving to resolve the conflict in Eastern
Ukraine exclusively by peaceful means, continues to increase the degree of
tension in Donbass. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk ceaselessly asks the West
for lethal weapons, and the head of the National Security and Defense Council,
Alexander Turchinov constantly pumps hysteria, scaring the people with
apocalyptic paintings of foreign invasion,” the Ukrainian politician

According to him, the UN and other international organizations
are willing to provide humanitarian aid to the residents of Donbass, but Kiev
does not seek to resolve the situation in the East: “It is not profitable to
the ‘war party’ in power. Sowing discord and hatred, its representatives demand
a tighter isolation of Donbass.”

“Meanwhile, Kiev’s delay in implementing the Minsk Agreement is
beginning to tire Europe,” Medvedchuk noted.

“However, the actions of the post-Maidan leadership clearly
demonstrate that a peaceful settlement of the conflict in the east of Ukraine
is not part of their immediate plans. On the contrary, by ignoring the Minsk
Agreements and interpreting them to their advantage, the Ukrainian government
is provoking the aggravation of the situation in Donbass,” the leader of
“Ukrainian Choice” added.  

According to him, the conflict in the east of the country helps
the Kiev authorities divert the attention of Ukrainians away from more pressing

“As soon as the opposition in Donbass ends, thousands of people
will come to Kiev and demand a response from the leadership of Eurointegrators:
Where are the European standards, where are the reforms in the fight against
corruption? This post-Maidan leadership can’t be allowed more time, as it
values power more than human lives in Donbass,” – the Ukrainian politician
summed up.  

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