Miroslav Rudenko: Zelensky’s team has no clear position on resolution of conflict in Donbass

There have been a number of statements in the Ukrainian press lately, where the representatives of the Ukrainian president Zelensky’s team unveiled their initiatives according Donbass. The Deputy of the DPR’s People’s Council Miroslav Rudenko commented on the statements of Ukrainian politicians.

ʺA new political force, which has come to power – the “Servant of the People” party –varies extremely in its composition. Its core is made up of Zelensky’s fellow members in the presidential campaign, however stooges of oligarchs, who took advantage of the situation and pushed their people on the wave of popularity of the president’s party, are present in great numbers there. Most members of the new party do not have any significant political experience. Therefore, they embrace the opportunity to state their position in the press, often not caring about how much it corresponds to the statements of the President Zelensky and the international agreements signed by Ukraine. Sometimes their statements are contradictory in themselves.

For instance, the Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ruslan Ryaboshapka stated that one of the key ideas to resolve the conflict in Donbass was the development of a strategy to reintegrate occupied territories with a road map, which would be regularly reviewed. This statement demonstrates that Mr. Ryaboshapka has no significant experience in management, because a constantly changing plan cannot form a basis for the strategy. It appears that Zelensky and his team have no unified action plan for the resolution of the conflict in Donbass. This is confirmed by Roman Bezsmertnyi, who was dismissed from his position as the Ukrainian Representative in the Political Subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group on Resolution of the Situation in Donbass by Zelensky. Perhaps, after a while, when Zelensky’s team stays out of the blinding light of success, then we should expect some clear position on the situation in Donbass. It is not just there yet,ʺ the deputy said.

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