#Commentary of Alexander Kostenko on Poroshenko’s statement before negotiations of ‘Normandy format’ leaders
The Ukrainian political elite for fourth year has been hiding behind sanctions and the Russophobic policy in order to hide their own crimes. Evidence of this is loud statements of President Poroshenko and his government on the eve of international negotiations, which will address the issue of the conflict in Ukraine.
In order to avoid any suspicions, Poroshenko accuses the Donbass and Russia of all deadly sins: starting from a military offensive and ending with the persecution of Ukrainian citizens in Russian cities.
Earlier, President of Ukraine Pyotr Poroshenko said that he would demand “immediate provision of a silence regime” during the next negotiations within the “Normandy format”. But we all remember that on the margins of the G20 summit, the leaders of Western countries and Russia, first of all, called on Ukraine to implement the Minsk agreements. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian forces open fire daily on the Donbass, civilians are dying, but Kiev denies the data of the crimes of its own army.
It turns out that the Ukrainian president not only lost the trust of Western partners, but also control over his own army.
Alexander Kostenko, the DPR People’s Council deputy