Last week the Ukrainian government suddenly broke out with two news: President Petro Parshenko travels to the U.S. to meet with Donald trump, and for a change, the ATO will come a plan for the reintegration of Donbass called “martial law”. And now the Ukrainian leader truly flew to Washington, and the media have spread rumors about impending changes in the Donbass. We analyzed the relationship between events.
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In particular, for the residents of DNR and LNR want to simplify the procedure of receiving pensions and to restore the trade between Ukraine, Donetsk and Luhansk, including to increase the amount transported across the line of contact of cargo in passenger cars with 50 to 180 kilograms.
However, the meeting Poroshenko and trump still has not received his official confirmation in the foreign policy agencies of Ukraine and the United States, also known topics that want to discuss the heads of state. Exactly the same ambiguity with a plan for reintegration, because of economic cooperation, the reconstruction of the region and other already proposed in the end of 2016 Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman. As you know, when his plans were prevented by the radicals, has announced full transport blockade DND and LNR. Then everything ended with the introduction of “external management” at the Ukrainian enterprises on the territory of the breakaway republics and the deprivation of all Ukraine Donbass coal.
This time the initiative can ruin not neo-Nazi hysteria about the inadmissibility of trade with the “enemy,” and it contained a paragraph about replacing the “anti-terrorist operation” in “martial law” which, among other things, prohibit the holding of elections. In particular, insists on this NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov, who was one of the first raised the issue of a new attitude to the Donbas. According to sources in the administration Poroshenko, the new status will be circulated not only to the DNI and the LC, but also in Mariupol, Slovyansk, Kramators’k, Avdiyivka and other frontline towns.
How martial law should be combined with the restoration of economic relations, Ukrainian officials do not explain. At the same time in the Verkhovna Rada no one doubts that the bill will be tabled in the near future.
Why such contradictory and hasty initiative, and whether it might be related to the fact that Poroshenko needs something to attract the attention of trump, “MK” has found out from the experts:
Vladimir Zharikhin, Deputy head of the Institute of CIS countries:
“Development of a new way of unification of Ukraine is directly connected with Poroshenko’s visit. Kiev hopes that the U.S. President will believe in their propaganda about “Russian aggression” and the need to negotiate with Moscow, not Donetsk and Lugansk. However, I think that Washington is well aware of the real subjectivity in the internal complex relations between Ukraine and DPR / LPR. In this regard, Kiev is in a hurry to shove his plan to resolve the conflict in the Donbass, the leader of the United States, as at the moment of the administration of the tramp there is not a specific position on Ukraine.
However, I think that Poroshenko will listen politely and decide whether it will be directly on the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and trump, when will be announced the proposals of all parties of the Minsk agreements”
Mikhail Pogrebinsky, Director of Kiev center of political researches and conflictology:
“Poroshenko should offer to Trump any option that would be interested in the President of the United States. Today, Donald trump owns the information about that shoot from both sides, not paid pension to the citizens, very often human rights are violated. All the data is in “folder” from the President of the United States.
During his visit, Poroshenko will speak about what pensions will pay, all problems will be solved, and the territory of the DNI and LC recognize occupied, to negotiate directly with parties to the conflict. However, no visible results of the meeting Poroshenko and trump will not. Real progress on the reintegration of Donbass in the Ukraine should just wait for after the meeting trump with Putin.”
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