August 21, 2015
August 22, 2015
Translated from Russian by Tom Winter
Donetsk, August 21. The representative of the DNR Dennis Pushilin considers that Poroshenko is not independent in his decisions. He has to fulfill the orders of Washington, Paris and Berlin. [And these are opposite! –tr.]
Denis Pushilin, plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of Donetsk at the talks in Minsk, on Friday told reporters that the leaders of France and Germany, François Hollande and Angela Merkel, are trying to turn the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko toward a peaceful solution to the conflict in the Donbass.
“The United States urges Poroshenko to more aggressive action. Merkel and Hollande will try to restart the situation onto a peaceful course,”– said Pushilin, commenting on a report that Poroshenko will return to Berlin on August 24.
This comes on the eve of a meeting of representatives of the contact group to resolve the situation in the Donbass, which is scheduled for August 26 in Minsk. According Pushilin, the departure from Kiev of the Ukrainian President on Ukraine’s Independence Day once again confirms his lack of independence in decision-making in the country.
“His meeting with Hollande and Merkel has shown that there is no independent Ukraine. On Independence Day, he has to be in the country, but they’ve called him on the “carpet”, – said the vice-speaker of the National Assembly of the DNR.
Ukraine celebrates the Day of Independence August 24. This national holiday was established in honor of the adoption of the Supreme Soviet of the Act of Independence of Ukraine. Today, this date is considered the establishment of the Ukrainian state in its present form.
That day Poroshenko will be forced to participate in a meeting with the leaders of France and Germany.
After that, the Ukrainian president will travel to Brussels, where the heads of the European Union will hold a summit, to which Poroshenko is summoned.