Poroshenko surrenders to Putin

Relations between Russia and Ukraine remain extremely tense, although the presidents of the two countries are still in contact with each other. On February 14, spokesman for the Russian president Dmitry Peskov confirmed that Vladimir Putin did have a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The head of the neighboring state expressed condolences to Putin over the An-148 plane crash and offered help in identifying the causes of the crash. This is not surprising, since the An aircraft, as you know, are produced in Kiev. The Russian leader condoled with the Ukrainian president.

Poroshenko surrenders to Putin

It is noteworthy that the conversation between the two heads of state took place on the initiative of Petro Poroshenko. Recently, clouds have been gathering over the Ukrainian president, and he cannot help but feel this. One side, economic the situation in Ukraine is getting worse and worse every year. The standard of living of the population, low under Viktor Yanukovych, under Petro Poroshenko fell catastrophically. The war in the Donbass has led to the emergence of numerous social problems, military spending has increased many times, and the criminal situation has worsened. Not as good as before, Poroshenko interacts with the West. In the United States, it was useless to supply Ukraine with money - the highest level of corruption and even banal embezzlement leave no doubt that everything will be stolen and flow into the pockets of officials.

The European Union has also worsened its attitude towards the Kiev regime, including not without efforts from Poland, Hungary and Romania. Each of these countries has its own complaints against Kiev. Poland recently passed a law banning Bandera ideology, and its claims to the “original Polish” Lviv in Warsaw have never been particularly hidden. Romania is still more moderate, but also dissatisfied with the discrimination of the Romanian minority in Odessa and Chernivtsi regions. After all, the law on the national language creates poor conditions for those children who want to learn their native Romanian language.

Worst of all, modern Ukraine has relations with Hungary. After Ukrainian nationalists threw the Molotov cocktail at the Hungarian cultural center in Uzhgorod, the capital of Transcarpathia, they even demanded an OSCE mission to Ukraine in Budapest. As you know, in the Transcarpathian region there are many Hungarians and Hungary, which belonged to Transcarpathia until the end of World War II, has its own views on it.

Finally, one should not forget about the presence of impressive opposition in Ukraine itself - from radical nationalists, including many ATO veterans, to pro-Western forces led by Mikheil Saakashvili. Although the former Odessa governor and Georgian president were deported to Poland, he is unlikely to give up, and in the West he has patrons, and in Ukraine - supporters.

Thus, in the current situation, Petro Poroshenko can only go to bow to Vladimir Putin. It is possible that this telephone conversation is the first timid attempt to establish relations with a powerful neighbor. Does Putin just need Poroshenko’s proposals, whose chair doesn’t just stagger, but walks with a shaker? It will show time.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 14 February 2018 15: 08
    It is unlikely that a progressive political will come out of this. Too many pots are beaten. too much dirt has been poured on Russia, and the people of fraternities with Poroshenko will not understand, neither in Russia nor in Ukraine. But economic positive steps are quite possible. If you give a hint to Poroshenko, then for the manifestation of goodwill, he must reopen the North Crimean Canal. And he will earn money for the budget of his country, and pluses for his image, and there, you look, and trade in agricultural products between Kherson, Nikolaev reg. and Crimea will resume. Yes, and Odessa Privoz has always been popular with Crimeans. If you want to establish relations, then you need to act not through a machine gun sight, but through mutually beneficial trade!
    1. Polonsky Offline Polonsky
      Polonsky (Ilya) 14 February 2018 16: 11
      To begin with, he needs to abandon territorial claims against Russia.