Ukraine President Zelensky, a bit slow it seems (needs things repeated), out of his depth and living in a dreamworld, hopes no-one will notice that the constitutional amendments he has submitted to the Ukraine parliament are not the ones, not even close to the ones, he has agreed to implement recently in Paris.
Denis Pushilin, head of the DPR explains the position as reported in this TASS article, and summarises: “We have said many times – but if the Ukrainian president is so slow, we will repeat once again – that Kiev will not get control over the border between the republics and Russia. As long as Ukraine does not drop attempts to evade its commitments, there will be no constructive solution to the conflict,” Pushilin said.
That all seems clear enough to me, but then I haven’t gotten myself into a precarious and untenable position of having responsibility for a nation’s future without due consideration as to how I am going to deal with the strong and radical nationalistic elements in my country and to satisfy the powerbrokers of the nation that has usurped all our real power and impoverished us in the process, both of which are opposed to what I have deceptively undertaken to do when I met the leaders of other much more influential nations than mine. Nor have I underestimated the will and determination of the leaders and people of certain alienated regions of my country to retain their new-found independence from my government at all costs. I am not that shortsighted or stupid as to have placed myself in that position. Of course, it has to be said, I have not also been presented with opportunities on that scale, but I would like to think that I would not have made such unwise choices. Zelensky has.
Ukraine, as we know it, which is not at all as it used to be, is finished one way or another. There is hope for an independent Donbass though. They have chosen wisely.