#Commentary of Vladimir Bidyovka about spectacles with which Ukraine distracts its citizens from pressing problems
All Ukrainian news feeds are full of Saakashvili’s name – he entered the territory of Ukraine with the confidence that the eccentricity of the action will attract attention. Was this what he was trying to achieve?
It seems that Saakashvili as a PR man and destroyer with experience has prepared many tricks that Poroshenko may not like in his further stay in the country, of which he considers himself a citizen. But the first act – a loud arrival in Ukraine – was a success for him. He revels in the rays of attention and does not intend to share with anyone a place under the spotlight, and his supporting team was left by the allegedly offended Timoshenko. Sources from her entourage say that Saakashvili did not like that she was self-promoting herself in the situation. According to other sources, she is in Lvov and is going to take part in a closed meeting of Ukrainian politicians, which Saakashvili is gathering.
No less contradictory is the information about the invitation of the Ukrainian ambassador to Poland to give explanations on the “Saakashvili case”. As Radio Svoboda (Liberty) reports, MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski said that “this would contradict all the European standards, which Ukraine was committed to respecting the agreement on the Association with the EU.” Later, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry denied the fact of such a call.
Many of us use a very simple technique when small children are capricious: you need to switch their attention to any other, preferably bright object. The same is being done now by the media in Ukraine: by circulating what is happening around the bodacious Saakashvili, the residents of the country are being distracted from the pressing problems for at least a few days. Then they will be occupied by something else, for example, the war in the Donbass. But Saakashvili does not intend to attract attention for only a short time, for this it wouldn’t be necessary to enter Ukraine. He is going to fight for the Ukrainian Olympus, so it’s time for ‘independent’ spin masters to think about how to divert the attention of the electorate from Saakashvili.
Vladimir Bidyovka, the DPR People’s Council deputy