Vladislav Berdichevsky and Elena Shishkina comment on policy of newly elected President of Ukraine

Zelensky continues Pyotr Poroshenko’s policy. Deputies of the People’s DPR Council Vladislav Berdichevsky and Elena Shishkina expressed such an opinion live on All Out programme.

Elena Shishkina noted that Vladimir Zelensky, who received 72% of the votes in the elections, must fulfil his promises – to ensure the cessation of hostilities against the peaceful Donbass cities and the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

“14 days have passed after the official inauguration of the President of Ukraine, but we see that bombarding is continuing, residential buildings are being destroyed, people are suffering, one child received a shrapnel wound. So far, the newly elected president has not kept his promise to cease hostilities. During these 14 days, the blood of not only DPR residents, but also the citizens of Ukraine itself, appeared on the hands of the neighbouring country’s new government.

I believe that this was a protest vote of the people exclusively against Pyotr Poroshenko, and not for Vladimir Zelensky, and, unfortunately, the choice was made on the basis of his onscreen character.

As of now, I don’t see any reason for the residents of the Donbass to expect that Vladimir Zelensky will keep his promises about the cessation of hostilities in the Donbass, given during the election campaign,” the parliamentarian shared her opinion.

For his part, Vladislav Berdichevsky agreed with his colleague, stressing that Zelensky, despite all his election promises, continues the policy of the previous president of Ukraine.

“Zelensky made a public statement as President of Ukraine that he insists on the inclusion of representatives of the United States and Great Britain in the negotiation process on the Donbass. Even Poroshenko did not make such statements. This is an indicator of the US influencing him.

To date, the policy pursued by the new president of Ukraine is no different from the line lobbied by Pyotr Poroshenko earlier.

I believe that establishing relationships with Vladimir Zelensky will be harder. For example, despite his election statement on refusing to cooperate with the IMF, the interaction continues, and people in the Donbass are dying, and so far no international organization has expressed any condemnations or protests regarding Ukraine’s actions against the Donbass,” Vladislav Berdichevsky said.

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