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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Kiev Donbass negotiator resigned because of disagreement with Poroshenko

Representative of Kiev in the political subgroup of the contact group in Minsk Roman Bezsmertny resigned as stating about the poor relationship with the President of Ukraine. It is not excluded that it played a role and voyage Kiev of Victoria Nuland, staged a scolding because of the failure of “Minsk”. Care of ultrapatriot” Immortal will benefit negotiations. But for Kyiv’s elite is not the most soothing tone.

The representative of Ukraine in Minsk the political sub-group on settling the situation in Donbas Roman Bezsmertny, who on Thursday announced his resignation, finally made a prediction about one of the main requirements of the “Minsk-2” on elections in the Donbass. They can be carried out not earlier than through three–five years, says the now former representative of Kiev. It is necessary “in order to stabilize the situation and carry out the demilitarization of the territory, the demobilization, to carry out the start procedure Amnesty and then continue on with some minimal legitimacy for the electoral process,” the Immortal quotes RIA “Novosti”.

“The Immortal good care rather than bad. He is a man unfit to find a compromise solution”

Commenting on the departure of the Immortal, in Donetsk, said the Minsk agreement must be executed in a timely manner and in full force. The package of measures is a document that is to be performed regardless of the replacement of participants in the negotiation process”, – told RIA “news” the acting Minister of foreign Affairs of the DPR Natalia Nikonorova.

Note also that the withdrawal of the Novel Immortal as the chief political negotiator coincided with the visit to Kiev of U.S. assistant Secretary of state Victoria Nuland. It was noted that a representative of American curators gave to understand that Washington urges Kiev to implement the Minsk agreements.

“The Minsk agreement should be completed by the end of 2016, they have no alternative. Although Minsk and bad, but Ukraine as a state agreed to it, she repeated the instructions of the representative of the state Department, the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Victoria Wojcicki. – If Ukraine will demonstrate goodwill on the implementation of the Minsk agreement and approve the law on elections in may, then in June, the sanctions (against Russia) will be extended to nine months, until January 2017. While the elections in the Donbas to be held in July, and no heavy weapons to take will not. It’s safe to watch the special mission of the OSCE.”

“For me, these conversations were unpleasant

Explaining his decision to resign as representative in the political subgroup, Immortal mentioned differences with President Petro Poroshenko. Ex-negotiator explained that they related to “the content, sometimes even conceptual approaches” to resolving the conflict in the Donbass.

Immortal expressly stated that dissatisfied with the cooperation with Poroshenko in the framework of the work of the group of negotiators. “We had a few conversations that I don’t know if they were pleasant to the President, but for me, they were nasty… Satisfy me in this relationship? No, not satisfy. For example, since October is the month I have not seen him”, – said the representative of Kiev in the political subgroup.

Now, according to the Immortal words, “work will be done” to a colleague in the subgroup Olga Aivazovska. “I don’t make this decision, but it is prepared in matters of the electoral process, and now gets acquainted with the problems of transitional justice or Amnesty and other political components, which are discussed during the Minsk process,” he explained.

“Frankly, that Minsk agreement was not profitable”

Director of the Kiev center of political researches and conflictology Mikhail Pogrebinsky reminded in comments the newspaper VIEW: some time ago there was information about discontent Immortal interaction with Poroshenko. Immortal said: that no one wants to speak and his point of view is not taken into account, some decisions are made on top of the direct participants, impose their negotiating team.

“Immortal does not bear direct responsibility for the stalemate in the Minsk process. He published his position. She was absolutely in no mood to compromise. He frankly said that the Minsk agreement is disadvantageous. I don’t think his departure will change the situation. For chances to compromise the care of the Immortal rather good than bad. He is a man totally unfit for finding compromise solutions”, – said Pogrebinsky.

According to him, the main responsibility for the implementation of the Minsk agreements rests with the President and what matters is whether Poroshenko, at least to some movements on the part of the obligations of Kiev. “This at a meeting with deputies demanded Victoria Nuland. Although publicly at a press conference, she took a softer position, not criticized Kiev. But at the meeting it held a hard line, up to the ultimate of words about what the IMF will not give money if the deputies did not vote for the bills in the Minsk process. I think there the question is will the deadlock or will not be”, – said Pogrebinsky.

Ultrapatriotic competitor

According to Immortal, after the release of the negotiation group in Minsk he intends to engage in the development of the “Agrarian party” and has topped its Executive Committee.

I must say that the former negotiator extensive experience in public policy and Executive power. He held the post of Vice Premier for administrative-territorial reform in the Cabinet of Yulia Tymoshenko (2005), led by the party of Viktor Yushchenko “Our Ukraine” and its faction in the Parliament (2005-2007), under Yushchenko, in 2007-2008, worked as the Deputy head of the presidential Secretariat, in 2010-2011, was the Ambassador of Ukraine in Minsk. Since July 2014, led by the party “Third Ukrainian Republic”, founded by the current leader of the bloc of Petro PoroshenkoYuriy Lutsenko.

As said Mikhail Pogrebinsky, now Immortal is going to participate in a new political project that will compete on the political field with the “Fatherland” Yulia Tymoshenko. “Apparently not without the support of the President. It is unlikely that he goes into political oblivion. We know him as a person, finding common language with different first persons,” reminded the analyst.

As says the Deputy Director of the Center for Ukrainian and Belarusian studies of Moscow state University Bogdan Bezpalko his departure, Roman Bessmertny is trying to amass a small political capital by posing as a patriot and alluding to the fact that “conversations with Petro Poroshenko was carried out with ultra-Patriotic point of view”.

“Formally, foreign policy of Ukraine, including the signing of the Minsk agreements, Poroshenko meets, that’s his prerogative. But the words of the Immortal can be interpreted so that it made more Patriotic position than those positions, which occupies Poroshenko himself,” said Bezpalko in comments the newspaper VIEW.

“The number of clashes grows”

In immortal, among other things said: “How can there be a political settlement, when the number of clashes is growing?” Perhaps, it’s hard not to agree.

And on Thursday representatives of the Special OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine confirmed the fact of shelling of the village of Yelenovka by the Ukrainian security forces. As stated in the report of the OSCE experts, the shelling Yelenovka occurred April 27 at about 3.00. Thus, representatives of international organizations have not confirmed the version of Kiev, according to which it was about the bombing of two cars at a checkpoint of the DNI.

Mission representatives reviewed a total of seven craters in the Elenovka and came to the conclusion that the shells were fired from one direction. The shelling of the settlement was coming from the direction “West – southwest” of 122-mm artillery shells. Note that in this area there are positions Ukrainian security forces. The head of the morgue of Donetsk confirmed that the Agency had delivered four bodies – three men and women. In the city hospital reported that one man was brought in with shrapnel wounds.

Earlier in the Ministry of defence DND reported that the shelling Yelenovka killed five civilians and several more were injured. According to the DNR, the adjustment of the fire and the fire led unit 14-th separate motorized rifle brigade of the armed forces under the command of Colonel Jacona.

The Deputy corps commander defense Ministry of DNR, Eduard Basurin says: “Our intelligence continues to record the activities of training of the Ukrainian security forces to a major bloody provocation on Easter and may holidays”.

“I will try to evade responsibility”

Against this background, the impression is that Kiev does not see prospects in the implementation of the Minsk agreements. In particular, Bogdan Bezpalko saw personnel changes in the negotiating group is a manifestation of this approach. At the same time, the expert said, the West clearly continues to put pressure on the Ukrainian government.

“Many experts consider this pressure in different ways: from the decorative to the very real. But in any case it is now available. Due to the fact that Ukraine obviously can not fulfill the Minsk agreements in the order in which they are stated, and to the extent in which they are required, I think that gradually the majority of people who are connected with it, will try in any way to shirk responsibility,” said Bezpalko.

According to him, the Ukrainian elite should see the retired Immortal bad signal, which means the system collapse. “It’s the rats that are fleeing the ship. One of these rats is Immortal. It is possible to mention the larger “rats” – the same Yatsenyuk or some other politicians or businessmen who try to stay in the shadows, but trying to get away from those negative phenomena that now characterize all aspects of life of Ukraine”, – concluded the expert.

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