Regular appeals to fulfill obligations undertaken according to the Minsk agreements are not only heard from the mouths of foreign representatives, but already from within the rest of Ukraine. Ukrainian deputy Sergey Dunayev stated that “Ukraine looks indecently in the face of the international community because of the tightening of the political paragraphs’ implementation.”
The fact that both inside and outside of Ukraine all the parties interested in resolving the conflict in Donbass, except official Kiev, insist on the implementation of the Minsk agreements and agree that delaying the process occurs through the fault of the Ukrainian authorities, is notable.
Deputies of the Odessa City Council adopted an appeal to Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine, to step up the adoption of amendments to the constitution, provide Donbass with special status, which will start the process of transferring of power mechanisms to other regions. Poroshenko’s populism regarding the decentralization plans does not satisfy any representatives of local authorities or ordinary citizens.
The question is whether the chocolate tycoon wants to share power, which he so painstakingly took from his predecessors and current colleagues in the face of Yatsenyuk, Shokin, Turchinov and their ilk. Most likely, Poroshenko would like to get more real power in the regions, especially in such regions with ‘pro-Russian’ tempers as the Odessa region.
In my opinion, such appeals will remain without any concrete action by the Ukrainian presidential administration. But such tactic of ignoring will only increase support for the political opposition among the population. In addition, responsibility for the future failure of Ukrainian politicians will fall solely on the shoulders of the Ukrainian president and his manual entourage. The rest, as we have seen, fence off from the support of the ruling regime’s actions. I mean the “Fatherland”, “People’s Front” and Oleg Lyashko’s “Radical Party”.
Of course, the Ukrainian media can write that this appeal was ordered and paid by Putin, but after the emergence of similar requests from other regions on the political impotence of the regime will arise more acutely. The downside will create additional problems for Poroshenko, as he himself would have to answer for failing actions of his protégés, such as Saakashvili. And believe me, the incomer Ukrainian officials are phenomenally able to write off the sins. In this case, choosing the tactics of “Kremlin is guilty of all”, the law enforcement authorities who will be able to find something not quite legal in the activities of presidential protégés will have to be accused of treason.
By the way, according to the editor-in-chief of the “Online” magazine Victor Marakhovsky, the following administration of the White House will have a question of what to do with Ukraine again, “because its current elite definitely cannot manage the entrusted territory, and doesn’t allow others to do it”. Dropping of wandering political elite in this time will not be effective. So while Poroshenko will consult with his American supervisors on the subject of what to do with the Odessa deputies, their appeal and the new governor, similar attempts to redistribute power will occur in other regions. Official Kiev is already running behind the locomotive of the accumulated problems, and therefore, they will not be able to stop or even catch up with a snowball of mistakes done.
Miroslav Rudenko, the DPR People’s Council deputy