The Ukrainian elections remind me of the elections in the U.S. and France, as well as the referendum of Brexit in the UK. Kurt Volker, the U.S. Special Representative to Ukraine, stated this, broadcasted by PBS.
“And now the Ukrainian public is faced with this choice. Do they want someone who is just going against the establishment, promising massive reform (comedian Volodymyr Zelensky – red.)? Or do they want someone who (current President Petro Poroshenko) maybe has been disappointing to them in some respects, but has done more on reform than anyone else has in Ukraine for the past 20 years and stood up to Putin?” Volker said.
According to Volker, the Ukrainian people have an alternative. “And what's great about this is, this is a truly democratic election. We don't know how this is going to come out”.
Earlier, the Russian Federation does not want to take action to resolve the conflict in Donbas during the presidential campaign in Ukraine.
Volker suggested that Russia was seeking to remove the current president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, from his post in the March elections to work out a favorable agreement with the new government.