#Commentary of Valery Skorokhodov on Ukrainian methods of shocking PR
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine believes that it would be a good idea to increase its punitive measures against the unwelcome and in the territory of European countries. The Ambassador of Ukraine to Germany Andrey Melnyk “encouraged the organizers of the casting show DSDS to remove H.P. Baxxter (the lead singer of the group “Scooter” – Editor’s note) from a jury” who had violated the laws of another state.
The reaction of the German television channel was quite adequate. ʺThe choice of place and the organization of performances as a musician are solely under the competence of H. P. Baxxter or his managers,ʺ the statement said.
In my view, all this hype has been taken solely to draw the attention of the world community to Ukraine. Methods are borrowed from Western show business: even a scandal is P.R.
Interestingly, in parallel with the hysteria of Ukrainian diplomats in Germany, the leader of the German left-wingers Sahra Wagenknecht supported the call of the leader of the Free Democratic Party of Germany, Christian Lindner, to accept the ‘annexation of Crimea’ as a “long-term interim condition”. In response, the Kiev regime had to make utterly fantastic statements. The Commissioner of the President for the Peaceful Settlement of the Situation in Donbass Irina Gerashchenko stated: “We will not allow the EU and the US (about the Crimea – Editor’s note) to forget and take off from the agenda”. Is Ukraine claiming to form the American and European foreign policy agenda?
Of course, these events (the reaction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to the performance of the group “Scooter” in the Crimea and the statement of the leader of the German left-wingers Sahra Wagenknecht) are unrelated. But there is something in common. This hysterical booing of the Ukrainian authorities, who decided that if they had allowed Europeans and Americans to come to Ukraine and let them do whatever they wanted, the Ukrainian representatives could also brawl at the house of western curators.
If official Kiev keeps messing with its ‘partners’, it may get a strait jacket from the West instead of ‘lace clothing’ of European brands. However, if they figure out to embroider old Ukrainian figures on it, Ukraine will wear it by itself. What this show will bring for ordinary people is a rhetorical question.
Valery Skorokhodov, the DPR People’s Council deputy