September 17 , 2017 – Fort Russ News –
Ukraine has become more nationalistic, pro-Western and anti-Russian, as stated at the “Yalta European Strategy” meeting in Kiev, by the US Department of State’s Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker.
“Russia is now in a situation where it does not achieve the goals that it has set itself. It thought that after the intervention, Ukraine would become pro-Russian. But the seizure of the territory of Ukraine had the opposite effect. Ukraine is more united, more nationalistic, more oriented to the West, more anti-Russian than before, ” Volker said.
He believes that time is working against Russia, as the situation is constantly deteriorating.
“This gives grounds for optimism. The ability to maintain a frozen conflict will not be beneficial to anyone. There may be a solution. I hope that the US can help change the situation. The United States intends to help to the extent that it is possible. Our goal is to restore Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity, and security. Providing military equipment to Ukraine can offend only a potential aggressor, ” Volker said.
According to him, although the focus is now on Eastern Ukraine, this does not mean a change in the position in the Crimea.
“I would not like to leave the impression that we forgot about the Crimea. We consider the situation in the east and in the Crimea as one and the same situation. There was an occupation, and in the situation with the Crimea – annexation. The principle of one is unacceptable. If we can show progress in one of these areas, let’s do it, but let’s not forget that the situation is the same both there and there, ” Volker said.