The national security Council and defense of Ukraine after the meeting, held behind closed doors, under the chairmanship of Vladimir Zelensky, took one of the five scenarios reintegration of Donbass as the core. This was announced by the Secretary of Department Alexey Danilov. However, he did not disclose details of how will be the restoration of relations with the territories of the South-East of the country. According to experts, in the eve of the summit in the Normandy format Ukrainian leader has done some homework, which will be presented at the meeting in Paris.
© Press-service of the President of Ukraine in Kiev in the closed mode has held session of Council of national security and defense convened by the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky on the eve of the summit of leaders “channel four”. Following the meeting became known, the agenda discussed at the meeting.
As reported by the NSDC Secretary Alex Danilov, were considered the three key issues — the script reintegration of Donbas territorial defense and cybersecurity. He stressed that decisions on all paragraphs were adopted unanimously.
“Today at the meeting of the Council of national security and defense took one of the scenarios (reintegration of Donbass. — RT), which will be implemented as the main at the moment”, — quotes the words of Daniel of the Ukrainian Internet-edition Gazeta.ua.He added that the strategy of territorial defence should be accepted until March 31, 2020, and speaking about cybersecurity, Danilov has noticed that Ukraine faces daily attacks “from certain territories.”
According to him, Vladimir Zelensky at the upcoming 9 December in Paris meeting with the leaders of Germany, France and Russia planned to discuss four issues: the return of all detained persons, the cease-fire, restore control of Ukrainian law enforcers on the border with Russia in the Donbass and the election on uncontrollable Kiev territories.
“There is nothing new in the script will not”
According to the Professor of the Department of comparative politics RUDN Yuri Mail, Kiev is hardly going to move to the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
“Meeting in the channel format is an attempt Zelensky to show himself as an international figure, he knows that his support of the Western summit. The rear, he in this sense is secured, as from the Minsk agreements it is necessary as-that to refuse will face some new requirements that will actually ultimatum,” he said in an interview with RT.
Obviously, for Vladimir Zelensky in the upcoming Paris negotiations will be difficult, said RT political analyst Alexander Asaph. In this regard, according to him, the Ukrainian leader makes a kind of “homework” — blanks to build their own positions.”The situation is now unpredictable, there is some insider from the environment Zelensky about what they want the most hard to negotiate to Russia in the person of Vladimir Putin to provoke some harsh statements, indicate extreme options,” he said.
According to the analyst Yuri light, the absence of any details on the scenarios reintegration of Donbas may be due to the fact that the current Ukrainian government is afraid of attacks from the opposition and radical forces in Ukraine.
“This is a call to Poroshenko, Vakarchuk and Tymoshenko to go to a new “independence” speaks of a desire to exert pressure on Zelensky, urging him never to give up and not to retreat. As for plans for the reintegration of Donbass, I think that there is anything new I will. As repeatedly emphasised, reflecting on the fate of these territories, it is necessary to speak with the people who live there. But while the Ukrainian authorities can not do it,” he explained RT.
In late November, the NSDC Secretary said that the Ministry is considering five scenarios of reintegration of Donbass, assuring that “Kiev will return to the borders of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, and certainly the Crimea”, but the details are not resulted. December 3, Vladimir Zelensky approved these scenarios at a meeting on the preparations for the summit in the Normandy format. According to him, the settlement of the situation in the South-East of Ukraine need to achieve only “political-diplomatic methods”.
However, the President of Ukraine in an interview with the German Der Spiegel said that he would fight for “the lost residents of Donbass”, and “those who are for Russia”, unable to leave the region. In the program “Freedom of speech Savik Shuster,” Vladimir Zelensky indicated that Kiev is not going to engage in direct dialogue with representatives of DNR and LC, and encouraged the inclusion in the trilateral contact group of representatives of the settlers, who left the Donbass after 2014.
Reuters © Oleksandr KlymenkoУкраинский leader also spoke about plans to hold a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the summit, “Norman four” in Paris. According to him, he expects to see his colleague “eye to eye”.
“I want to see the man and bring from the meeting in the Normandy format understanding and feeling that really all I want to gradually end this tragic war. I can truly understand this at the negotiating table”, — said Zelensky.
Earlier, the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin is serious about the upcoming meeting in the French capital.
“Waiting for one thing — to promote the settlement of domestic conflict in the South-East of the country, again to ensure a common understanding of the inevitability of fulfilling the Minsk agreements, to prevent the attempts of some erosion of these agreements,” he said.Roman Simhaev, Anastasia Rumyantseva, Pauline Poletaeva