The President is openly manipulating concepts, says MP Olena Sotnyk while at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. President Poroshenko also gave a speech there and reproached the opponents of the Minsk process for calling the Minsk a catastrophe.
According to Olena, those conditions of the Minsk about which the President kept silent are the real catastrophe for the country.
“Dear Mr. President, these are not the obligations under the Minsk agreements to withdraw troops and control borders that are a catastrophe, but the price that Ukraine paid and can still pay because of the Minsk! I am talking about those conditions of which you were silent… They are a catastrophe, because they will lead to the loss of statehood, and therefore are unacceptable!”
Olena Sotnyk, just like the entire “Samopomich” faction, has repeatedly stated that the Minsk process has exhausted itself. Both the Ukrainian government and international partners should be realistic and understand that Putin is not going to and never intended to fulfil the Minsk agreements. We need a new solution to the situation.
The Minsk agreements are the way to surrender. They make Ukraine’s sovereignty dependent on the enemy, because due to the Minsk agreements Russia is in the position to dictate conditions to Ukraine.
Samopomich has always opposed the extension of the law on a special order of local self-government in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. And the government’s explanation that allegedly without the “special status” there will be no sanctions is complete nonsense. Sanctions were not imposed only as a condition of the Minsk process. Sanctions were imposed against the Russian Federation as a state that violated international law, violated the territorial integrity of Ukraine, in the first place. Therefore, there is no direct connection with the Minsk agreements.