What do you think about the war in eastern Ukraine?
Vladimir Putin rejected the offer of Volodymyr Zelenskyy «to gather anywhere in the Ukrainian Donbass.» The Russian President indicated that Zelensky should discuss the future of this part of Ukraine with the so-called leaders of the LPR and DPR. To discuss relations between Ukraine and Russia, he intends to receive the President of Ukraine in Moscow. This means that he pretends that these are the internal affairs of Ukraine. That is, Zelensky will never meet with Putin in the Donbass. Although the Kremlin has been controlling the situation in the pseudo-republic in eastern Ukraine in recent years. Therefore, I am interested in your opinion. What do you think about the war in eastern Ukraine?
Zelensky «I’m going for you.» What do you think about the war in eastern Ukraine?
In the past two months, the President of Ukraine has tried unsuccessfully to contact the President of Russia. According to Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in March, after the death of four soldiers in Donbas, he asked to speak with Putin. But the Kremlin did not answer. Although Dmitry Peskov rejected Ukraine’s request. And he hinted that Zelensky was just trying to manipulate Ukraine’s Western partners.
And during April, the Kremlin demonstrated its intelligence service. And organizational preparation for a large-scale war with Ukraine. It seems that one spark is enough to cause an explosion.
Against this background, Vladimir Zelensky made several important statements. Especially with regard to Ukraine’s intention to join NATO as soon as possible. And so de about her preparation for the meeting with Putin in the Donbass. The day before, Zelensky, in an address to the Ukrainians, said: we are ready for war. This is just a bluff. This was a warning to Putin. Therefore, the President of Ukraine decided to play his role. It is unclear if this will affect Putin. And did this make Russia decide to withdraw its troops from the Ukrainian border?
What does Putin want? What do you think about the war in eastern Ukraine?
In the past few weeks, we have witnessed all of Vladimir Putin’s actions around Ukraine. Aiming at one thing: let Volodymyr Zelenskyy sit with the leaders of the so-called “LPR” and “DPR” at the negotiating table. The owner of the Kremlin said this on April 22. When he mentioned the proposal of the President of Ukraine to hold a meeting in Donbass. Putin is allegedly playing the role of a peacemaker. Trying to include the unrecognized republic in their state.
The fact is that negotiations with the leaders of the so-called «LPR» and «DPR» in Kiev will begin. It will mean that the conflict in Donbass is viewed as an internal affair of Ukraine. And for seven years Russia has categorically denied its military presence in the eastern part of the Ukrainian state.
By the way, the leader of the so-called “DPR” Denis Pushilin invited Volodymyr Zelenskyy to take part in a meeting on the line with Donbass.
I hope that Zelensky and his team will have enough wisdom and endurance. After all, you need to defend your position in Donbass. Yes, peace talks with eastern Ukraine are necessary. But only with a person who really controls the situation with the so-called «LPR» and «DPR» - Vladimir Putin. And, obviously, he is ready to continue playing the role of an external observer. Although there is no doubt that both in Europe and in the United States, everyone has long known how Russia influences the pseudo-republic and how it arms its armed forces.
Vladimir Putin continues to try to impose his agenda on Ukraine and its current leader, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. It can be boiled down to one. Loss of the Ukrainian state as a result of federalization of sovereignty. In which all important decisions will be made in Moscow. I hope Zelensky also understands this well.