Why did the leaders of Ukraine react so sharply to the decision of the DPR? Why did everyone speak together about this? And finally, why did Russia have to comment on this decision?
Let me remind readers that according to the Minsk agreements, the elections should be held this year. It is in this. Since the whole process of implementing the Minsk agreements should be completed by the New Year. However, the Ukrainian side delays the process by all means. Either some items are not executed at all, or are partially carried out. We are already focused on this.
Probably, there are no specialists left who would believe in the reality of the implementation of the Minsk agreements. More and more opinions are heard about the postponement. It seems like it does not change anything. We perform, but not in that order and not completely. But if it is not fully implemented for a long time, then in the end this “completely” will be achieved. I hear about this kind of logic every day in conversations with Ukrainian opponents.
Only now it does not work out logical. First of all, the timing. The Minsk agreements "knit hands" exactly before the New Year. And then they expire. About any extension of speech does not go yet. Poroshenko’s bellicose rhetoric leaves no doubt that in order to distract Ukrainians from domestic economic and political problems, he will need an external enemy. So, it will be necessary to start fighting.
Schizophrenia is not completely struck by the leadership of Ukraine. They will not attack Russia, therefore in the role of an external enemy will again be "Russian troops and separatists in the Donbass."
That is the highlight that everyone is looking for. In simple terms, the decision Zakharchenko forced. And the only logical in this situation. Elections allow "knock out support" from the position of Kiev in further negotiations. They not only make the legitimate authority in the DPR already according to Ukrainian laws, but also make the subsequent statements of Kiev ridiculous.
The Ukrainian president, realizing the fragility of his position, broke out in an angry tirade directed towards Russia. The usual set of clichés about the control of the leadership of the DPR to the Kremlin, about "henchmen of Russia" and other nonsense was accompanied by specific threats. Specific, in terms of Poroshenko, of course. He called the elections in the DPR a kind of "red line", followed by some utter EU sanctions.
Interestingly, there are people in Russia who believe in the lifting of sanctions in case of our betrayal of Donbass? I am not talking about specialists. And I'm just talking about people. Even in a different way. Are there people in Russia who believe that sanctions are the path to our collapse?
Yes, it's hard for us. Yes, in some industries, we really felt our inferiority. Yes, some projects had to be coordinated in time. But, we understood where we are "thin." And where in general "broke". And in a few years these gaps will be eliminated.
Turchinov went even further. Oddly enough, but he announced the next steps of Ukraine.
The “fake” elections, which have planned the so-called “DPR” and “LPR”, are needed by the militants in order to push the situation into a dead end and block the peaceful format of the return of the occupied Donbass. Ukraine does not in any way recognize the "fake" elections in the so-called "DNR" / "LC".
Carefully read the words of the secretary of the Ukrainian National Security Council. It does not work out somehow according to the formal logic of peace and prosperity of the Donbass. It turns out the war. And for the slow-witted, Turchinov also “chewed” his threats.
"The Minsk Agreements provide for elections in certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions only after the withdrawal of Russian troops and the creation of conditions for the election campaign within the framework of Ukrainian legislation. This is not. At the same time, they decided to hold elections on October 18 and early November."
We perfectly understand that the answer of the Kiev politicians did not include the answer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Just because both supporters and opponents of the Kiev authorities are already tired of them, worse than bitter radish. Yes, and there are more serious problems. Type of refugee or the situation in Syria. Ukrainian news not even in second or third place. Ukrainian news is now on the second page of newspapers and magazines.
However, since the whole president expressed a crazy tirade, albeit a crazy one, but the Foreign Ministry expressed its attitude. True, the minister did not condescend to comment. The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation is enough (in no way do I want to offend Maria Zakharova, who is very respected by me).
"We understand this step. We view this step of the Donetsk authorities as forced and as caused by violations by the official Kiev of the provisions of the Minsk agreements and, by and large, we can say, imitation of their implementation, primarily in the implementation of unilateral steps in matters of political settlement and not on the basis of a direct dialogue between Kiev and the Donbas. "
Briefly, but as capaciously said! Not only stated the result of Kiev’s actions, but also gave a recipe for solving the problem.
So what is behind the statements of Alexander Zakharchenko about the election? In my deep conviction, Zakharchenko made it clear to Kiev that he did not intend to capitulate. And all agreements that have already been signed or will be signed will become real plans of action only if they will be implemented by both parties. And not in parts, but in its entirety.
On the other hand, the situation inside the DNR itself is even more confused. The coup, about which we have been talking and writing for two weeks, brought the “peace party” to power. No wonder Pushilin participated in all negotiations. And it would be logical to assume that the election of the NPT will refuse. What is the point to choose, if everything is already selected. But no.
Finally, the position of Russia became clear. Moscow does not give any descent to the Kiev authorities. Clearly, if you will, bureaucratically, Russia demands Kiev to fulfill the Minsk agreements without "fools." There are no different interpretations than the Kiev authorities are constantly sinning, no threats and no "nods at the hosts" of the Kremlin are frightening.
Well, wait and see.