Morning 8 June, marked for Ukraine with two notable events: the U.S. Embassy in Kiev threw a bomb, and the Verkhovna Rada pulled the country into NATO. Ukrainian professional patriots immediately linked the two events, blaming the Russian spies. However, the experts of “MK” and American diplomats on this occasion there is a different opinion.
That NATO membership has become a priority for Ukraine’s foreign policy at the legislative level, voted 276 deputies. Perhaps this day could become a great holiday for a ruling Ukrainian elite, if not one “but”: on the night of June 8 unknown threw something similar to a stun grenade at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev. Despite the fact that the explosion did not cause any damage to the building (the shell landed in the clearing between the fence and the flagpole, leaving a small black spot) and no one was injured, the Republican authorities have hastened to christen the incident a terrorist attack. In particular, this was stated by the official representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs in Donetsk region.
The role of the customer and anticipated criminal intent was put forward by Russia. As explained by the adviser to the interior Minister of the Republic of Anton Geraschenko, Moscow decided to seize the moment to get into the news feeds of world news agencies and to accuse the Ukrainian authorities of failing to provide security in its capital. Verkhovna Rada Deputy Alexey Goncharenko said that the Kremlin is ready to do whatever it takes just to keep Kiev in NATO.
But the Embassy itself did not accuse Russia of terrorist attack on the United States and modestly dubbed the incident the “incident”. As mentioned in the representation, the explosion of “small incendiary device” did not bring any inconvenience to the diplomats, and they continue their work normally.
After that law enforcement bodies of Ukraine insisted on his interpretation of events is only a few hours, and then reclassified the case with the attack on “hooliganism”. Experts of “MK” explained, who actually might be behind the crime:
Denis DENISOV, Director of the Institute for peace initiatives and conflict
– Recently there have been a number of developments that concern Ukraine. In particular, it is possible meeting of presidents of Russia and USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump, the statement of France on intensification of the “Normandy format”, the increase in Donbass, which Kiev does not hesitate to declare his attack, and so on. Against this background, it is likely that the explosions were organized by the representatives of the so-called “volunteer battalions”, or directly by employees of Ukrainian special services. It is necessary for them in order to accuse Russia of terrorist attack on the United States, and thereby to try to prevent the development of its diplomatic victory. However, in the context not formed, the position of the administration trump in respect of the Ukrainian crisis Washington this interpretation is not favorable, so he insisted on re-qualification of the criminal case. However, this does not mean that in the end the Ukrainian investigators have not accused Russia in the attack on the Embassy, because of modern Kiev, even in the failure of the asphalt is to blame the evil will of the Kremlin.
Andrew BUZAROV, a member of the Public Council of the MFA of Ukraine:
It’s hard to say who could be behind this crime, but it will result in the strengthening of security measures in the Ukraine, an even greater complication of relations between Kiev and Moscow, until the introduction of the visa regime under the pretext of avoiding to the Republic of terrorists, and so on. Various political forces will use this episode for your PR. However, even if the investigation said that the crime was committed by Russian citizens or otherwise related people, the U.S. Embassy will still be very careful in their assessments, because American diplomats still do not understand the position of the trump in Ukraine.