Petro Poroshenko is an extremely weak leader by nature, and He will finish tragically, said American Historian, Professor Stephen Cohen John Batchelor.
the explanations of the professors associated With the recent tripartite meeting in Berlin, in which the Ukrainian leader has agreed With German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande on the settlement of the Ukrainian fall.
From the perspective of a priest, the fact that this meeting was not invited Vladimir Putin, argues that Merkel and Hollande had wanted to " make Poroshenko reprimand ". When the Russian President they wouldn't do anything - it would be " undiplomatic ", says the expert.
American Professor is convinced that Kiev is largely to blame for the violation of the Minsk agreements - for example, the authorities do not comply with their two points. 1st is associated With the absence of direct talks With the leaders of the militias, the second - With the failures of the truce in the conflict zone in the Donbass. Cohen acknowledges that the agreement to violate the ceasefire by both parties, but Kiev is more often.
The historian suggests that Poroshenko himself did not wish to violate the Minsk agreement, because it is the only possible way. He is not a man of war, he has no skills necessary for a military commander, He is a businessman, says his position analyst. However, the Authorized right-wing forces in Ukraine, threatening to overthrow him, not letting him go on any concessions.
review of Cohen, Merkel and Hollande violation Kiev truce - a fact that leads them to despair, as European leaders see that their child - Minsk consensus - " down the pipe ", and that the prospects of renewed war in Ukraine is very high.
Cohen also recalled the statement by Merkel for talks in Berlin. The Chancellor assured that Vladimir Putin will report on them " in person and on the phone ". Merkel also did not exclude in the future the summit in " Norman format ". As a Professor, this meeting depends on whether the Federal Chancellor and the French President as to put pressure on Poroshenko.
Opinion of Steven Cohen echoes the point of view of the head of Russian Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov. Before the meeting in Berlin He expressed hope that the meeting in Berlin will be educational for Kiev.