Ukraine Is In A State Of Confusion: West Adopts Russia’s Stance on Donbass


Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

29th December, 2015

The verdict in Kiev is disappointing for the Ukrainian authorities. In particular, the former head of foreign intelligence service of Ukraine, Mykola Malomuzh, said that the West does not want to support Kiev and has almost entirely adopted the Russian strategy of resolving the crisis in Donbass. The corresponding statement of Malomuzh was made on the air of Ukrainian TV. 

According to the former head of foreign intelligence service of Ukraine, this information is continually voiced in various European forums, but not at the official level.

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I, visiting international forums in London, Monaco and other countries of the world over the past year and three months, have seen the trend of a reduced interest in Ukraine,” said Malomuzh.

He also noted that the West is not going to help Kiev to regain control over the territory of Donbass, and instead offers to solve the problem using ways based on the maturity of the conflict, the conducting of elections and the liberation from militias.

I mean, the script is almost Russian… It (Russia – ed.) managed to achieve all this, despite painful pressure, and thus this format of anti-terrorist operations are akin to the format of the world,” said the Ukrainian representative.

According to Malomuzh, at the moment there is a gradual retreat of the West from the previously given political position on Ukraine. At the informal level there is the question about the end of the problem, but we are not talking about establishing the boundaries of Kiev, but the question of granting special rights to the population of Donbass.

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