franco wrote:Poroshenko announced refusal of Ukraine to implement Minsk Agreements
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 14:34
Kiev will not fulfill the Minsk Agreements and adopt appropriate amendments to the Constitution in this session of the Parliament. It was announced from the rostrum of the Parliament by President of Ukraine Poroshenko on the occasion of the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution.
He once again put forward his conditions for the elections in Donbass and the adoption of amendments to the Constitution in the second reading.
'The complete and lasting ceasefire must be established. Russia, a country-aggressor, country-occupant, should withdraw all its troops, weapons and equipment from the territory of Ukraine. The OSCE special monitoring mission should be given full access to all the uncontrolled territory of Ukraine, as well as to establish a permanent monitoring of the segment of the Ukrainian-Russian state border temporarily out of the Ukrainian control.
In addition, there is to be a real disarmament of all illegal groups in the area and the establishment of security zones... Only under these conditions I will be ready to appeal to the Verkhovnaya Rada with a call to vote for the amendments in the second reading.
And I would like to reassure everyone that this will not happen today, or tomorrow, or even on July 4 as some are spreading here such a lie, but only when the previous conditions of security issues are clearly fulfilled,' Poroshenko.
Putin got tricked in Ukraine and Syria by the US. What did Putin expect? The US would live up to its word? In the west, only a SIGNED written document is valid. Nothing was signed at Minsk or in Syria. So according to western tradition, the US is not obligated to fulfill anything. Remember how Reagan tricked Gorbachev with a verbal agreement? Gorbachev dissolved the USSR and guess what, NATO expanded right to Russia's border.
Had I been Putin, I would have continued supporting rebels until they capture Poroshenko in Kiev. Look how the US and Turkey back rebels since day 1, every day, for many years. Putin's offensives last a couple of weeks, at MOST a few months, in both Ukraine and in Syria, too short a time frame to accomplish anything.
Like I said, Putin is going to have trouble in Ukraine and Syria for centuries. He is too soft a man.