Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his team do not know how to achieve peace, they are afraid of far rights and want to please the West. The Chairman of Political Council of Opposition Platform - For Life party Viktor Medvedchuk stated this at a meeting with voters and party activists in Luhansk region, as ZIK reports.
“They do not know how to achieve it, because on the one hand, they are afraid of far rights, on the other hand, they want to please the West, which today exercises external control over our country, and we got into this grip of external control, fulfilling Western desires and everything else,” Medvedchuk said.
According to him, the so-called tug-of-war continues in Ukraine because of this.
“When Zelensky says that “a lot has been done, we are on the way. There was an exchange”- it is true, there was, “We had an face-to-face meeting in Normandy format after three years”- it is true, there was in December, and “We finally established a regime of silence,” which, as Mr. Zelensky claims, lasts 86 days already,” the politician said.
Viktor Medvedchuk also cited a conversation between President Volodymyr Zelensky and the BBC correspondent regarding the situation in Donbas.
“The BBC correspondent asked: “You’re saying there was an exchange and it is so, you’re saying that you established a regime of silence by agreement from July 23, 2020 - true, but it is not peace.” He said: “The OSCE, a specialized monitoring mission, the only body that can officially give conclusions and assessments of what is happening, including the presence or absence of a violation of this regime, spotted 1,400 violations of this ceasefire regime at that time,” Medvedchuk noted.
The opposition politician also added that despite the positive changes (exchanges of detainees, established regime of silence), it did not get Ukraine one step towards peace.
“It’s all good that there were exchanges, it’s good that we have established a regime of silence and are trying to hold on to it and implement it - it is really good, I am not being ironic, I assess the actions of the authorities in this part seriously. But the question is different. And he asks him: “But it didn’t move one step towards peace.” It is true. It didn’t move one step toward peace. There was no peace, and there is still no peace,” the MP added.
According to Medvedchuk, Minsk agreements and the implementation of the political agenda are needed to establish peace.
“It is the adoption by parliament of laws - the law on special status, which is being extended, and so the campaign will start again now on how to change the date, four numbers there. It was 2020, now it will be changed to 2021, so that it is somewhere in the air, but that does not change anything and does not add any real content to it. Yes, now there will be talks again about the fact the amnesty and even today he said that amnesty is not that frightening. Yes, it was not scary especially for those who voted for it on February 21, 2014, when they voted and released from criminal responsibility those who seized buildings in Kyiv, used weapons, robbed ammunition warehouses of the Armed Forces, Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the Security Services (SBU), for those who used violence - they were all freed from responsibility. So why do we need to tell and insist that amnesty is not that frightening,” the politician explained.
Viktor Medvedchuk noted that the amnesty must be adopted because it is one of four documents, together with amendments to the Constitution, and a special law on elections in uncontrolled territories that can bring peace.
According to him, Volodymyr Zelensky had everything to bring peace to Ukraine at the beginning of his way.
“When he delivered his inaugural speech from the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada, he said: “I am ready anything for the sake of peace. I will do everything.” Then, however, he added sort of a compliment to those right-wing radicals, who for the most part comprised the parliament of the 8th convocation, that it will be on Ukrainian terms,” the politician summed up.