JohninMK wrote:Do we believe him?
KYIV, July 22 /Ukrinform/. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko hopes that the offer of the Ukrainian side to withdraw heavy weapons and establish a 30-kilometer buffer zone along the contact line in Donbas, supported in Minsk yesterday, will mean the start of a real ceasefire.
The President said this at the meeting with the activists of Luhansk region in Severodonetsk, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. "I may tell you the latest news from Minsk. I instructed our representatives in the Trilateral Contact Group to immediately sign the agreement with the OSCE and the Russian side to ensure the establishment of a 30-kilometer buffer zone along the contact line. Another requirement is to withdraw all remaining artillery, tanks, and mortars. Yesterday, our diplomatic efforts were crowned with success. Yesterday in Minsk, the initiatives of the Ukrainian side were approved. In few days a countdown for heavy weaponry withdrawal under OSCE control will start," Poroshenko said.
The Head of State expressed hope that would be the start of a real cease-fire, a real withdrawal of heavy weapons and artillery, a hostage release, and ensuring the effective control of the OSCE over observance of the agreements.
No we don't believe him, unless you can find me at least one statement that fat tub of shit read out before that didn't turn out to be a complete fabrication.
All he's been doing is lying, and lying, and lying more. He's got it down to a routine. He lied to his own electorate, he lied to his soldiers, he lied to his parliament, he lied to his people, he lied to the people of the Donbass, he lied to the Europeans, he lied to the Russians, he lied to the OSCE, and he's lying now - not a single one of his campaign promises in the mockery of the elections that the unconstitutional Ukrainian government organized has he carried out, nor the pay he promised to the soldiers, nor the end of the war he promised, nor the abidance with the Minsk agreement, withdrawal of artillery or anything else.
He's never done anything to indicate that he has even the slightest amount of integrity, or is capable of holding his word or any sort of agrement, written or verbal, formal or informal.
There is no reason to assume that he's about to start either.
The question you should ask instead, John, is 'why should we believe him'? And why now?