The World is Tired of Ukraine


A ministerial meeting on the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis in the Normandy format is being held today in Minsk.


None of the participants expect any special breakthroughs during this summit. The representative of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Martin Schaeffer, discussing the possible strategy of negotiations of Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said: "I don't think it's a big secret that the expectations of Mr. Steinmeier for the meeting tomorrow are modest. Neither the intensive pre-negotiations and discussions of the last months nor the public statements made by the parties provide much hope for a sensational breakthrough”. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin (having his own view of reality) agree with Schaeffer.

The Ukrainian reality

Recent defeats of Ukrainian diplomacy in relation to the EU, rapidly increasing internal problems highlighted by yesterday's video questioning of former President Viktor Yanukovych, contradictory statements by top officials that introduce confusion and disorder into the government, and the provocation of civil strife not in the eastern regions, but across the country as a whole - this is the current Ukrainian reality.

However, some Western countries have found it beneficial to maintain faith in Kiev’s "European integration" in order to continue dictating impossible conditions to Ukraine or, for example, buying the land with the help of the IMF in exchange for the impossibly high debt on loans. These countries provoke this thoroughly weak country to make sharp statements and illogical actions.

During the meeting, Pavel Klimkin said that instead of discussing the "Steinmeier formula” rejected by Kiev, Ukraine would provide its own settlement plan. However, it is clear beforehand that the Ukrainian plan includes conditions that lack any sense of political reality.

Most likely, Klimkin will once again declare that Donbass must be returned, and perhaps even Crimea. Germany, who is already tired of the Ukrainian problem, will underline that it does not give up hope that Kiev will at least begin to fulfill the Minsk Agreements.