The new format of Ukraine’s allies

“Norman” and “Minsk” formats already stalled and will not result in the Donbass, however, has a real opportunity to resolve the conflict through a peacekeeping mission.

Comments about this channel “112 Ukraine” said the military expert Oleg Zhdanov.

He negatively evaluated the existing formats of negotiations on the Donbass.

“Norman four”, I think, have sunk into oblivion exactly the same as the “Minsk format”. It’s a dead end. There is so great a contradiction that they are unlikely to come together. We have a new format for our allies – the U.S., Britain, France and other countries.”

Zhdanov said the prospect of the introduction of peacekeepers in Donbass is very real and explained why.

“As for the peacekeepers, I think today is a real prospect, because there were very serious levers of influence on (Russian President) Vladimir Putin as Russian President. Especially in the violation of an international Treaty on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons. I understand that Israel today is in Iran’s evidence is that Russia has supplied nuclear technology and components from which to produce nuclear weapons to Iran. Therefore, the prospect of peacekeepers in our land has become more real. I think we have a pretty bright prospect for the near future.”

The President of Germany will discuss in Kiev, the Ukrainian domestic problems

During the meeting, Steinmeier with his Ukrainian counterpart we will focus on the implementation of reforms in the country, the rule of law and fight against corruption. Will not remain in the side and foreign policy concerns.The President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier (Frank-Walter Steinmeier) on Tuesday, may 29, beginning a two-day visit to Ukraine. This was his first visit to Kyiv as head of state. Earlier, as foreign Minister of Germany, Steinmeier has repeatedly visited the country and during events on the Maidan, and after the start of the crisis in Eastern Ukraine.

Steinmeier will meet in Kiev with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman. As reported by the Agency dpa sources in the Office of the Federal President, the talks will focus largely on the issues of the political agenda. Steinmeier plans to discuss reforms in the country, the rule of laws and the fight against corruption. Of course, the parties affected and possible deployment of “blue helmets” in the Donbass, and also the project of the pipeline “Nord stream 2”, causing serious discontent of Kiev.

In addition, Steinmeier will meet in Kiev and Lviv with schoolchildren and students studying the German language. These events will be held in the framework of the German-Ukrainian year of languages. According to the Agency dpa, today in Ukraine, German language study about 700 thousand people.

Will Putin on a large-scale military invasion of Ukraine: the latest forecast

Russian President Vladimir Putin is not ready to conduct large-scale military invasion of Ukraine, because it will be followed by the strengthening of sanctions against Russia.

In an interview with “Apostrophe” said Russian political scientist and publicist Andrei Piontkovsky.

The analyst said that the conflict in the Donbas there is a certain dynamics, which can be tracked regardless of political decisions.

So, in anticipation of the 2018 world Cup can be observed a worsening in the area of Gorlovka, however, and the Ukrainian side does not hide its activity in the region – the military is trying to take advantageous positions in the “grey zone”, which is in accordance with the Minsk agreements should be under the control of the APU, but was occupied by Pro-Russian militants.

“As for Putin, I don’t think he is ready for a large-scale invasion of Ukraine, because this will be a sharp strengthening of sanctions against him. Moreover, the advances of Europe have no special significance. Serious questions for the Russian economy and for Russian kleptocracy is the attitude of the US and us sanctions. And I can report from Washington that the American front, nothing has changed,” – said Piontkovsky.

“Yes, there is trump with his inexplicable affection for Putin, who is trying all the time to slow down the introduction of those or other sanctions. But in contrast to the Trump is the unanimous determination of the military-political establishment to firmly confront Putin”, – summed up the political scientist.

As the battalions: Russia pulled to the border of Ukraine troops and four missile brigades – NSDC

The head of the national security Council Alexander Turchinov, commenting on Putin’s words, said that in recent years Russia has created a powerful military infrastructure near the borders of Ukraine, and concentrated there a powerful military force and four missile brigades.

Turchynov stressed that the tactics of Russia in the Donbas have changed. Two buildings that make up the 8-th Russian army in fact perform a function similar to the goals of the battalions during the Second world war.

In the composition of Russian forces near Ukraine are missile complexes “Iskander”, which can destroy the Ukrainian air force almost the entire territory of Ukraine – said Turchinov.

In this regard, Turchynov said that Ukraine needs to put a priority on the creation of weapons of deterrence. What kind of weapons should serve these goals Oleksandr Turchynov did not specify.

The head of the NSDC added that while Ukraine is not part of NATO, it is doomed to defend itself, including from large-scale aggression of Russia. Ukrainian military will act accordingly, emerging threats, regardless of the manic ideas of revenge-seekers, – said Turchinov.

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