Ukraine received the first tranche of Russian aid, which, according to the Ukrainian Prime Minister, essentially saved Ukraine from financial collapse. And, as they say in Odessa, who did it bother?
Rinat Akhmetov, the largest Ukrainian oligarch, made a statement, the meaning of which is: Ukraine has been on the European road for three years. Now people don't understand where it goes. And to clarify, went to the Maidan. And this is great. Negotiations between the government and the opposition are needed.
“And let politicians lose their ratings at this table, the most important thing is that Ukraine’s rating goes up,” Akhmetov said. According to the Ukrainian press, the statement was the result of a meeting between Akhmetov and the Deputy Secretary of State of the United States, Victoria Nulland, during which she warned the oligarch about possible problems with his business in the event of forceful dispersal of Maidan. And as a positive incentive, it was proposed to lift the current ban on entry into the United States.
Rinat Akhmetov is the largest Ukrainian tycoon, considered to be Yanukovich’s political “godfather”. That is so rapidly disarmed before the party. Directly in the face of the Washington Regional Committee. That is, let us make it clear: the Ukrainian government is a coalition of magnates, regardless of which political slogans and parties win in certain elections. These magnates need to legalize their capital. What kind of legalization is there if the US is not allowed ?! This is the purpose and meaning of their European choice. Therefore, through the mass media belonging to them, they drove the people to the Maidan, and the politicians belonging to them — to its scene calling for the seizure of power. Virtually paid coup d'état.
In the case of signing an agreement with the European Union, the only chance to avoid default for Ukraine would be the IMF loan on its terms, driving Ukraine into the deepest economic, social and political crisis, the settlement of which would be the introduction of, in fact, external management. For which it was proposed to create a special body - the "Council of Reforms and European Integration" from the emissaries of the IMF and the European Union.
Just like in the famous movie "Heart of a Dog": "We are the new house management of our house. I am Shvonder. She is Vyazemskaya. Comrade Pestrukhin and Comrade Zharovkin."
Of course, external control is the true triumph of “independence”. In fact, the current agreement with Russia - not so much urgent financial investments, which allow to make ends meet, as the restoration of industrial cooperation with Russia, and in the defense industry, not least - is the only chance for the current Ukrainian government stay on and on.
The fact is that all the current Ukrainian politicians, including those who frolicked on the Maidan stage, are clowns, whose ratings, according to Akhmetov’s precise remark, are of little interest to oligarchic puppeteers.
It was in the film "Ivan Vasilyevich Changing Profession" that George Miloslavsky tried in vain to make the Tsar out of the house manager: "Oh, don't look like! Oh, quickie! Give a tooth a tie, or something."
The agreement with Russia gives Yanukovych a unique chance not to be such a clown. The question is whether he can use it.