A farewell to Donbass? Poroshenko to hold referendum on joining NATO


December 18, 2017 – FRN – 

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Politnavigator – translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

If the initiative of the President of Ukraine to hold a referendum on joining NATO is implemented, this will only aggravate the split of the country, said Ukrainian political scientist Andrei Yermolayev.

“The President’s initiative on holding a referendum on joining NATO may soon be held – I would like to draw your attention to the fact that this initiative would occur amid a  postponed decision on the status of Donbass, and virtually no policy on Crimea.”

“The referendum on NATO in a limited territory of Ukraine with the participation of only that part of the population that is controlled by Kiev, can become a point of no return to the single, integral Ukraine. The conclusion is unambiguous – an attempt to implement a referendum on NATO, regardless of how the society is now set up for it, can lead to the irreversible process of a farewell to the Donbass.” Yermolayev emphasized.

Inessa Sinchougova is an Editor and Journalist at Fort Russ News, as well as a research fellow and translator of the Belgrade based think-tank, the Center for Syncretic Studies. She was educated at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), in the field of Political Science and was previously employed in Marketing and Communications Strategy for a Multi-National Corporation. She runs a popular YouTube channel for translations of key Russian Foreign Policy figures and appears regularly on other alternative media channels. If you like her work, you can support her Patreon here.

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