Russia officially announced that it will respect the results of the Ukrainian elections and is ready for dialogue with Poroshenko.
The turnout was, according to official data of the Ukrainian electoral commission, 60% due, primarily, to the western and central regions and at a record low turnout in the south-east. Donetsk and Lugansk regions, which declared themselves independent republics, practically did not participate in the voting.
The victory of the “chocolate” Poroshenko, who was previously elected by the president by the Americans, was not in any doubt. Actually, this choice makes Poroshenko an acceptable partner for dialogue, since there is still no viable government in Ukraine. Do not assume that Kiev’s political pimps, who fear and hate Russia, are even more afraid of their own Natsik radicals, and most of all they fear their Western masters. Actually, America is the only power in Kiev.
“I don’t quite understand, will you be ready to recognize the winner in the elections and work with him?”, An American journalist asked the Russian President.
“We are still working with those people who control power. Well, after the elections, of course, we will work with the newly elected structures ... Well, God bless him, let it be so,” answered Vladimir Putin.
To be completely clear: Poroshenko is legitimate for us, as a negotiator, and, of course, illegitimate, as the president of the entire Ukrainian people, elected in legitimate, free elections. He has no authority to represent the southeast.
By and large, Russia doesn’t care whom the euro-mayor’s part of the Ukrainian electorate will choose as its legitimate leader. Poroshenko has the advantage that he was not directly involved in the bloody actions of the Turchinov-Avakov-Nalyvaychenko team. He still has a chance to maneuver.
In the last days before the elections, the Kiev authorities sharply intensified the punitive operation in the Donbass, unleashing a real full-fledged war using artillery on the directions of Kramatorsk-Slavyansk in the Donetsk region and Rubezhnoye-Lisichansk in the Luhansk region aviationheavy armored vehicles. Near Lysychansk, an attempt to break through a large column of armored vehicles to Lugansk was stopped. In the Donetsk region in Karlovka, the punitive battalion "Donbass", hired by the oligarch Kolomoisky, was half destroyed and as a fighting force ceased to exist.
In the course of the entire election campaign, Poroshenko promised that the punitive operation in the Donbas will not only not cease, but will accelerate sharply. Why - it is clear: he was elected president of the “zapadenschina”. At the same time, Parashenko is a pragmatic, cynical player, not inclined to put all his eggs in one basket. The question is how much room for maneuver his current curators will determine for him.
Russia has already stated that stopping the punitive operation is the first condition for starting any negotiations. This is the last chance to somehow save Ukraine. And since Poroshenko in advance, before the Ukrainians, was elected by the Americans, they also bear full responsibility for him.