© president.gov.ua No sooner had the experts to discuss the outcome document of the Paris summit, from Kiev came the unexpected news. The representative of Ukraine in the political subgroup of the TAG Oleksii Reznikov, in an interview published in the edition “Left coast” 13 Dec, said that the leaders of the Normandy four summit in Paris has not signed any documents,”no no additional communiqué was not signed. Signatures nobody put on any of the documents”, — quotes the words Reznikova edition. The representative of Ukraine in the contact group also said that “under the agreed communiqué also signatures are not worth it.” We can only guess whether this means that Kiev does not consider the document binding to the adoption of certain measures.
We will remind, by results of a meeting in the Normandy format on 9 December, the leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine adopted a communiqué. In the document, the parties expressed support for the ceasefire in the Donbass and the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
And then in Ukraine was a scandal. representatives of the party “Opposition platform For life” (opsi) has accused the Office of the President of Ukraine in an intentional distortion of the translation of the text of the communiqué “Norman summit”. If in the version published on the website of the Elysee Palace, said that the summit participants agreed to discuss “all legal aspects of the special status of the” Republic of Donbass, that is, a set of laws and agreements and, in particular, the amendments to the Constitution, the Ukrainian version speaks only of the law on the special status.
In this regard, the self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk national Republic (DND) Denis Putilin said that the Donetsk will not carry out the decisions of summit up until Kiev will not make corrections in the translation. Ultimately, the Ukrainian government of changes in their official statements made, calling the scandal “phony” history, and the distortion explained by the haste and difficulties of translation.
In such an explanation few believed. According to many observers, an inaccurate translation could be the result of fear of the reaction of radical nationalists who protested during the summit the walls of the presidential administration building in Kiev. As the former Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Oleg Tsarev, the fear was evident in the behavior Zelensky at the final press conference in Paris.
“…Zelensky was justified, he had the performance to justify the radicals, who stood in front of presidential Administration — that he never crossed the “red lines”. His statement caused, of course, a surprise to other leaders (States — Ed.) but the way it was. It was, of course, very sorry. This shows that Zelensky really afraid. Afraid of and afraid to go to the presidential Administration, were afraid to return to the country in case if it is not all good,” — said Tsarev at a press conference in the framework of the special project “Ukrainian dossier” edition of the Ukraine.ru.
And now, a new amendment of power, they say, actually there, in Paris, signed nothing, and therefore radicals, patriots and Russophobic preoccupied the public to worry about, because everything will remain the same as before the summit in Paris.
While this fear persists, it is difficult to talk about the real progress towards a peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Donbass. But some signs suggest that the Ukrainian government is trying to resolve the issue with the radicals. At least some observers that is interpreted recent detentions and arrests of suspects in the murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet, who were volunteers and volunteers. However, their guilt remains to be proved in court.Besides, in this case it is not clear who awlasa customer crimes. A version that all of this is the initiative of the volunteers themselves, is unconvincing.
In the meantime, in Kiev spoke about the “homework” that a country must meet four months before the next meeting of “Normandy four”. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim pristayko said the TV channel “inter” that it is, in particular, the Amnesty laws on elections, on the special status and the constitutional reform on decentralization of power as envisaged by the Minsk agreements.
Probably, the Ukrainian authorities have in this way to face quite strong opposition from the conventional “party of war”. However, where the Kiev “party of war”, and where “party of peace”, is difficult to understand. The same Pristayko, talking about “homework”, stated that “requirements are recorded in Minsk, are not real” and expressed hope that “Russia understands”.
We will note, Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference on the outcome of the Paris summit stated the importance of observing the Minsk agreements.
As for the radicals, the Ukrainian authorities will still have to radically solve the problem of “dual power” when the power in the country — the team Zelensky, and on the street — the radicals, rather, behind them politicians. As told in an interview with the Ukraine.ru the political scientist Vladimir Kornilov, the radical nationalists Poroshenko still, what decisions are made regarding the conflict in the Donbas, in any case they will “destabilize the situation, to swing the power Zelensky”.Andrei Lubensky