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Thursday, May 25, 2017

The campaign on the Crimean isthmus showed the weakness of Poroshenko


Blockade of the Crimea from the side, according to Poroshenko, “social activists” turned out to be more of a symbolic action. The question is, what exactly it symbolizes. As practice shows, it is not something that is expected by its organizers. Rather, it symbolizes the betrayal of his people and the loss of Ukraine’s sovereignty over its own borders.

The second day the emigrants from among the Crimean Tatars and the bandits of the “Right sector* block the border of Ukraine with the Crimea. According to one of these emigrants – Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Mustafa Dzhemilev, the blockade will last for at least six months, and also the organizers will insist on the shutdown of the Crimea from electricity and water supply. “We know that the contents of the Crimea in such doldrums, as now, annually costing and will cost the Russian Federation in 3-4 billion dollars. We want even more expensive, because to deliver food and other goods by air or by sea to the Crimea much more expensive”, – he explained.

“The Governor of Odessa region showed everyone that he’s smarter than his boss. Despite the friendship between Poroshenko and Saakashvili this behavior for officials are not welcome”

Talking seriously about the noticeable damage from the blockade difficult: 95% of Crimea is supplied from Russia, the disappearance of Ukrainian goods can only lead to a slight rise in price, and that – temporary. Moreover, there are reports that for the money the truck is still missing, and some drivers are going to force our way out. Truckers know how to protect yourself: in 90-e years many of those who are still driving trucks around the country, was the experience of confronting the bandits.

So the effect of the “blockade” so far symbolic, but this symbolism is not as what I would like to see the organizers and sympathizers.

No more of this man

The merits of Mustafa Dzhemilev in the organization of the return of Crimean Tatars to their homeland is difficult to overestimate. In those years, he really deserved the Nobel peace prize. But later, when Crimea was already under the rule of Ukraine, the hero-defender Cemil became the leader of the organization, which was associated primarily with the self-trapping of the land, and the level of enthusiasm has decreased. And after Dzhemilev refused to return to Russia together with his people and chose to work in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, he lost the right to speak on behalf of the Crimean Tatars. Because most of them chose Russia and live in Russia. Armenians and Jews with respect to their diasporas, but the statement on behalf of these people doing politics and living in Armenia and Israel, not the people of the United States, France, Russia or Ukraine.

Initiating a food blockade of his native land, Cemil at once crossed out all the good things about him one could say. Imagine that on behalf of the residents of Leningrad said the commander of group of armies “North” Wilhelm von Leeb. Incidentally, he might say something like “the Contents of Leningrad cost the Russian dearly, we want it to be even more costly”.

It is clear that hunger in the Crimea will not. But, organized and led a food blockade of their homeland, and threatening to disable on the Peninsula electricity and water, Cemil stood in a row, not only with von Leeb, but also with General Vlasov, President Quisling, Marshal Petain and other proprietary traitors. Apparently, a long work side by side with worshippers of the traitor Mazepa had an impact on the former Crimean Tatar human rights activist. This status has in the past. Now Dzhemilev – the ordinary member of Parliament, there are many. To one of the peoples of Russia – the Crimean Tatars – he no longer has any relation, like his cohorts – Chubarov and islyamov.

The blockade is symbolic, but symbolic traitors no different from the present.

Lost control

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is trying to build a good mine at bad game and talk about what is happening on the border “campaign activists”, and the task of the interior Ministry and border guard to preserve order.” He also, most likely, very graciously looks at the comments of “analysts” who say that this is Poroshenko zakonspirirovannoj organized a blockade of the Crimea.

The truth also voiced protege Poroshenko Mikhail Saakashvili. Perhaps the former President of Georgia forgot to call and warn me to be silent or talked in the mainstream. Perhaps the Governor of Odessa region considers himself smarter than his current boss. But what he said, obvious child, whose school was the subject “fundamentals of state and law”.

“These things should carry out an official state form and not part of the society with the weapon. The state no one should give a monopoly on the use of force” – these words the Governor of Odessa tried to explain his new fellow citizens the basics of public administration.

Indeed, the state may be only one source of legitimate power is the state itself. And to make decisions about closing or opening of borders can also only it. The border with the Crimea blocked the “social activists”, and this means that the state is not there.

Mikhail Saakashvili could sympathize with that he took the citizenship of the state, which has publicly confessed their own impotence, but his persona since 2008 also does not apply to those who should sympathize with.

Therefore, blockade of Transnistria “community activists” likely never will be as long as Saakashvili is the Governor of the Odessa region. Another thing is that nothing prevents the Ukrainian authorities to declare it officially, inventing some “terrorist threat”. And the consequences of this blockade can be more serious virtual “blockade of the Crimea”.

Perhaps, it is difficult to find those who have benefited from the initiatives of the Ukrainian MP Jemilev. The label of traitor to his own people to cleanse themselves, he is now unlikely.

President Poroshenko once again showed that he is not in control of the situation in the country, and if tomorrow some another “volunteer battalion” or personally by the Deputy Oleg Lyashko will block a gas pipeline from Russia to Europe that he will be able to oppose?

The Governor of Odessa region showed everyone that he was smarter than his immediate superior. Despite a personal friendship between Poroshenko and Saakashvili this behavior for officials are not welcome in any country.

Ukrainian producers were left with no more than two million Crimean consumers. Given the poverty of the majority of the citizens of the Ukraine and the inability to shift to other foreign markets for many producers, it will lead to significant losses – both for business and for the state budget.

Crimeans will lose the remnants of food from Ukraine – not to say that a big loss, as the reduction range of European cheeses in Russia, but also nothing positive in this.

It turns out that from a PR campaign Cemil will benefit only those Russian producers that will take place on the Ukrainian market of the Crimea. A somewhat unexpected result, isn’t it?

* Organization, in respect of which the court accepted entered into legal force decision on liquidation or ban the activities on the grounds stipulated by the Federal law “On countering extremist activity”

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