Why did the president of Ukraine come to the front line
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in Donbass after the aggravation of the situation on the contact line between Kiev and the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR. The press service of the Ukrainian leader said that he will visit the forward positions, where the ceasefire is most often violated recently, and where the Ukrainian military have been wounded. At the same time, they especially emphasized that Zelensky was going not just as a president, but as the Supreme Commander-in-Chief.
Wearing a light jacket, a bulletproof vest and a helmet, Zelensky inspected the trenches, tasted a soldier’s borscht in the army canteen, presented gifts to the distinguished soldiers and pathetically thanked them for their service: “Thank you for keeping people calm and defending our land. You are a true example of heroism and dedication. We remember every warrior who died defending our state. ” Why flew, by and large, was not entirely clear.
“Zelensky appears in Donbass only in extraordinary cases. For example, when it was necessary to demonstrate their authority to volunteer battalions, to calm people down after shelling, and so on. According to the OSCE report, from 2 to 5 April, there were 1,424 ceasefire violations in the Donetsk region alone. In the previous few days there were 600 of them, that is, the increase was 2.5 times. Accordingly, Zelensky wants to demonstrate to the Ukrainians that the commander-in-chief is in place and there is nothing to worry about.
He signals to Russia that if it plans an attack, then Ukraine is ready. He makes it clear to Western countries that it is necessary to meet and discuss what the heads of France and Germany talked about with Putin. – said “MK” Ukrainian political analyst Taras Kozub… – At the same time, a week ago it seemed that the resumption of major hostilities in the near future is impossible, now everything is not so simple. It remains to be hoped that a local conflict, if it happens, will not develop into something more. At the same time, both sides of the conflict are actively escalating the situation. Even the first president of Ukraine, Leonid Kravchuk, said that he would shoot back from his gun to the last. “
In parallel with Zelensky’s trip to Donbass, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau flew to Kiev to discuss the threat to peace on the borders of Ukraine. The chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Stuart Pitch, also arrived in Ukraine, where on April 8 he managed to meet with Zelensky and the generals of the Ukrainian army. He again confirmed that the Alliance supports Kiev.
Dmitry Kozak, deputy head of the Russian presidential administration, described the actions of the Ukrainian authorities as PR, accompanied by imitation of hostilities. According to him, in this way Zelensky wants to stop the fall in his rating. At the same time, Kozak believes that the problem of Donbass can be solved in a year, by gradually fulfilling all the points of the Minsk agreements. But Kiev does not want this, the deputy head of the Russian presidential administration is sure.
Deputy of the People’s Assembly of the DPR Miroslav Rudenko told MK that Zelensky is only pretending to be a “dove of peace”, but in fact serves the interests of the United States and the European Union. “The President of Ukraine and those who are behind him are trying to demonstrate concern for Donbass, but everyone understands that in recent months it is Ukraine that has exacerbated the situation in the region. He can declare his desire for peace as much as he wants, but in practice Kiev is pulling its troops to the front line, the number of shelling is increasing … Moreover, Zelensky himself said that since the summer of 2020, 28 Ukrainian soldiers have died in the Donbas, 25 of them died in 2021. The statistics of the shootings is such that soldiers are dying in them, while in our country there are civilians: old people, women, children …
Because of the death of soldiers, Kiev is ready to convene an international summit, and the death of civilians is indifferent to it. Now Zelensky is escalating the conflict in order, on the one hand, to raise his rating among the radicals, and on the other, to please Western curators. The West supported and strengthened Ukraine for 7 years. Now Zelensky again wants to demonstrate to them his need and usefulness, and they, in turn, use Kiev as a tool to destabilize the situation on the borders of Russia. “
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