#Commentary of Valery Skorokhodov on change in West’s attitude towards Poroshenko
It is no secret that the Ukrainian politicum is not independent but dependent on the West and, in particular, on the United States. The only thing the West could not foresee was the level of corruption, greed and foolishness of Ukrainian politicians. And this mistake of foreign curators is coming at a high cost now. Washington can no longer close its eyes to the conflict between Poroshenko and Saakashvili, as well as to, mildly speaking, a strained relationship between the Prosecutor-General’s Office and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine.
Analytical articles are beginning to emerge in the Western press, saying that the US in Ukraine has made a mistake by supporting Poroshenko, who, in turn, simply uses the West, effectively selling an Anti-Russian rhetoric to even sophisticated American politicians.
For example, a Bloomberg view columnist Leonid Bershidsky writes that the American politicians supported wrong people under President Obama. The two recent scandalous conflicts in the Ukrainian authorities contributed to enlightenment. The first one is the conflict between the Security Service of Ukraine and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, which erupted around the topic of fighting corruption. The second one is the events surrounding Saakashvili. Both of these conflicts are perceived in the United States as Poroshenko’s errors and the US put at feet his reluctance (in fact, sabotage) to conduct the anti-corruption struggle and act against Saakashvili.
The Western press is increasingly comparing Poroshenko with Yanukovich and drawing parallels between their actions. This is not a compliment to the still existing president of Ukraine. Thus, the Washington Post, remembering Yulia Timoshenko, writes that Ukraine has experience of arresting and imprisonment of political opponents.
The British press, in particular The Independent, does not lag behind in criticizing a guarantor of the Constitution. ʺIt is well known that Saakashvili is in direct opposition to the president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko. Poroshenko was not afraid to use government bodies such as the Public Prosecution Office of Ukraine against his enemy,ʺ the newspaper said.
Fate seems to have decided to make a mockery of Poroshenko and to let him put himself in Yanukovych’s shoes. Although it is possible that this is not about the sense of the universe’s humour, but about its laws, according to which the situation in Ukraine is evolving. The entropy of the Ukrainian system of power, the further breaking of the “Maidan’s” top tier into smaller groups and, consequently, the further degradation of statehood, is the immediate future of Ukraine. The future about which Donbass warned a long time ago.
Valery Skorokhodov, the DPR People’s Council deputy