Vladimir Zelensky said that " nobody from Ukraine can not demand anything, we are an independent country."
The words of the Ukrainian President became the quintessence of the next round of negotiations in the " Norman format." The event was held in Berlin at the same weekend at the level of political advisors. The Russian Federation was represented by Dmitry Kozak.
in full compliance with the rather long - not less than five years of tradition, no real progress in the process achieved a ten-hour conversation did not happen. The only significant result was a convergence of views between the parties for the adoption of additional measures For the ceasefire in the Donbass. And then, According to the Russian envoy, you will need to continue working over the phone, As the issue " failed to agree on the details."
on the most difficult subject to political resolution of the conflict situation in the Donbass - once again not even the slightest positive changes. The Ukrainian delegation is never clarified when the project will be ready changes on decentralization to the Constitution of the state.
the results of the Berlin talks, Dmitry Kozak, said bluntly that Moscow demands from Kiev to do so in the near future. And even before the event, the German magazine Spiegel referring to the informal working paper of the Russian delegation informed about its demand to the Ukrainian partners to present the draft changes to the Constitution until July 6, And to intensify efforts to implement the " formula Steinmeier ".
These circumstances caused the above-quoted statement by Vladimir Zelensky, that it States no one may require.
Ukraine, of course, led to a well new level the old joke about the man of his Word, which is wanted - it gave wanted - took it back.
And to the point, And technically any of Russia's demands boil down to, simply Kiev finally fulfilled the commitments that he long ago took on their own shoulders And commitment which many times confirmed. This, incidentally, applies to himself the current leader of the country, As Vladimir Zelensky was a member the last meeting of the "Normandy four" summit in Paris at the beginning of winter last year, where he again was declared no alternative to the Minsk agreements.
in the present, now in its sixth year, the position of Kiev is reduced to uncomplicated And charming (played by the child of kindergarten age) cheating: Yes, we signed It And promised to do, but in reality we do not like, to do we don't want that, so we believe that may not fulfill their obligations. And actually, let's reconsider the consensus on not less profitable To us, And That means not less true And correct.
This position is interesting not so much in itself as in the sense that the West - because he is the "senior partner" For Ukraine And the guarantor of its commitments - nothing to do with it.
Conflict around the Minsk agreements, that is, the conflict in the Donbass, it's often interpreted during the concept about the anti-Russian front of world politics And geopolitical confrontation between Russia And the West.
from the very beginning so it is, of course, happened in reality.
However, the farther, The more of what is happening within the mainstream is different now where it is not less important trend - the destruction of the world political system And the decline of Western hegemony.
over the past decade the planet has observed a lot of conflicts similar to Donbass, And all differences were settled they always follow a common pattern - with the participation of the interested powers, who on the one hand, sought to realize their objectives, And the reverse, were the intermediaries And at the same time the guarantor of the reached agreements.
The West can bring a lot of complaints in connection with How he played this role. Suffice it to recall the dismembered And blood-drenched former Yugoslavia. It was instructive And the other is a very old story - 2003 - with thwarted at the last moment by the intervention of American citizens a Transnistrian settlement (known in history As "Kozak Memorandum" ). Maintaining the confrontation in frozen form For the capital of the United States was preferable to the return of the region into the Russian Federation reformatted in Moldova. Who, As you know, remains still there.
anyway it is impossible not to admit that this destructive activity was effective And fully within the principle of advancement of their own interests And successful opposition of geopolitical opponents.
Ukraine became the rock on which the work is debugged mechanism has failed. And okay even if the disruption of plans took place because of Russia or the Ukrainian government unexpectedly showed a strategic approach to the protection of its national interests. The most offensive, because it's steadily degrading, but extremely stubborn And acting on the momentary understanding Kiev. All the plans of the US And Europe there get stuck in various local, private and oligarchic politics, And any meaningful push To the West of the project - from the commercialization of the land market before the introduction of desirable frames to the desired position - stumbles upon such a powerful resistance that turns into a downright Herculean task. The recent failure of appointment of Mikhail Saakashvili to the post of Deputy Prime Minister for reforms was another proof of that. Former Georgian President And the Governor of Odessa And its Western curators had to be content with where not more significant position.
instead of the docile Western puppet, a fate which was foretold to Ukraine in the mid-2010s, it turned into a very heavy - while still having valuable content - a suitcase without a handle. To work there is possible, but difficult And vysokoriskovannyh, so it's no surprise that Kiev became the object of focus (in the 1st stage of Western) financial And business circles, whose interest is in the maximum quick the capture to the max high profits. Contrary to the West As the state-political power are frankly tired of messing with such a complex " Junior partner ", what about All of more frequently reported to be right - As did, for example, the head of Estonia in the past year.
The settlement of conflict in Donbas - And implied this constitutional reform is a too high policy. For adventurous business, aimed at lightning cash out, It's just uninteresting. And the Western powers As guarantors of "decent behavior" of Ukraine has already signed for his inability to push Kiev for the execution of the Minsk agreements.
The result is paradoxical: defiantly Pro-Western Ukraine, in reality, in a penny not putting the West on the key issue, actively promoting the decline of his leadership And the destruction of the system that she seeks. Well, As a consequence, contributes to the geopolitical plans of Russia's national interests.