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Hard Putin’s position on Donbass will not change
From: DONi, March 29, 2016 – 11:56
– “Vladimir Putin will not change the tough stance on Donbass: Kiev will not be able to create visibility by simulating the implementation of the Minsk Agreements or to avoid obligations on the signed Agreements.
It was said by Alexei Chesnakov, a Russian political analyst close to the Kremlin, in an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda.“
– “‘Putin has taken a tough stance, and it is unlikely to change. Moscow will not accept the decisions that the Ukrainian side, in violation of the Minsk Agreements, would like to take unilaterally. He will not either recognise the fact that the Ukrainian side is already passing for the Minsk-2 version, such as the amendment to the Constitution or the law on the special status. For example, Kerry claims that Kiev has adopted a law on the special status. But this is not the same document which was agreed and it has not yet entered into force,’ said the expert.“
– “‘Kiev does not comply with the Minsk Agreements, not because he has problems in the Parliament. Poroshenko has pointedly done nothing to remove these problems. Instead, he creates problems in the Parliament and encourages the increasingly aggressive rhetoric towards Donbass. We need to look at the situation differently. Problems have arisen in the Parliament, in particular, because, stimulating them, Kiev does not want to fulfil Minsk agreements,’ said the analyst.“
– “‘Moscow understands that a simple extension of the Norman format is one of the ways for Kiev to stall with the implementation of the Minsk Agreements. There is a content substitution. Hence the constant initiative of the Ukrainian side on the Geneva, Budapest and other formats,’ he reminded of one more trick.“
Chesnakov believes that the recent visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry in Moscow can affect the position of Kiev.
– “‘President Obama has made it clear that he wants to settle the Ukrainian issue until the end of his term, that is, in the current year. It should be expected that the forthcoming visit of Poroshenko to the United States, besides the pretty words to the audience and regular promises of financial aid, Washington would convey to the Ukrainian president that he would have to fulfil the Minsk Agreements. The sooner, the better it is for Ukraine,’ summarised the Russian political scientist.“
– “DONi News Agency“