In Kiev was visited by the special envoy of the us state Department in Ukraine Kurt Volker. Here he held several meetings, including with President Petro Poroshenko and made some very important statements concerning the Donbass. The meaning of the most important ones: USA in favor of placement in the conflict zone of UN peacekeeping forces, which, however, has no place in the military of Russia. Peacekeepers, according to Washington, should appear in the Donbass this year.
Walker was among those American officials whose actions of Ukrainian officials is treated with special attention. He, judging by his previous statements, is not even the curator of negotiations with Russia on the peaceful settlement in the Donbass, but also those who are «watching» from Washington for Poroshenko and the General policy of the current Kiev authorities.
It is not surprising that the Volcker visit to Kyiv attracted a lot of attention, especially because he came on the so-called «Micomicona» — the continuing day of protests by supporters and allies of Mikhail Saakashvili in the Verkhovna Rada. In Kiev had been said that the former Georgian President and ex-the Governor of Odessa is noisy at least with the tacit consent of Americans intending to remind Poroshenko that he should not show excessive independence in a number of issues, as in the case of which he can find an alternative. These assumptions are local politicians, Walker is not confirmed, at least directly. He did not visit the tent city near Parliament, did not give away to the participants of the cookies and it didn’t support them. A hint of what is expected from the Ukrainian authorities in Washington, was heard in the statements made Walker.
Special envoy of the state Department supported a recent scandal Verkhovna Rada adopted the presidential laws on settlement of the situation in the Donbas. Walker called them «a clear signal in support of true loyalty of the Ukrainian party to the peace settlement.» As goes the words of state Department special envoy, is the implementation of the Minsk-2 enters the homestretch. Walker said that the UN resolution concerning the introduction of peacekeepers in Donbass to be adopted before the end of this year. However, he did not clarify the key question — where to place peacekeeping forces on the demarcation line of the opposing sides or on the border of Russia and Ukraine. Walker was limited to only vague saying that the peacekeepers will be «Donbass». From this we can conclude that this question will be the subject of a long discussion with Russia — the good, soon, judging by the message of the Russian foreign Ministry, is expected to talking Volcker with the Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov.
But what Washington does not want to discuss is the presence of Russian troops in the peacekeeping contingent. «I can’t imagine it,» said Walker. This news, of course, very much approved of the Ukrainian «party of war», which has a strong influence on the Ukrainian President, if among the that the special envoy «can’t imagine», apparently, is not treated and the supply of lethal weapons to Ukraine. Nothing, except that the question was «actively discussed» Volcker said. This clearly indicates that Washington finally made a bid for a peaceful solution to the situation in the Donbass.
Thus, in the near future, the United States dramatically stepped up their efforts in the field of the negotiation process. Consequently, the specifics on how it will end the Donbass war, which claimed ten thousand lives, will soon become available to the General public.