Trade-off European integration aspirations and cooperate with Russia… As the Kremlin is stronger anyway! Stop the Donbas war Ukraine is made involve in by the United States. Forget about the blood shed in 5-10 years. Those are fragments of the interview of one of the most influential people in Ukraine given to the New York Times. Who stands behind these words and why should we take them seriously? Segodnya correspondents have collected different expert opinion. Ukraine and Russia – five years in war, 13,000 killed, unfinished struggle for independence and European integration… And now, one of the most influential people of Ukraine, a person close to the President, offers to surrender and return to the Kremlin. That is a conclusion made by a journalist of the American New York Times. Anton Troianovski has conducted an interview with Ihor Kolomoiskyi. You have to hear his quotes with no comments. It has become clear that the EU and NATO will never take in Ukraine. It would be better to accept reality and not even try. There is no sense in wasting time on empty talk. Whereas Russia would love to bring us to a new Warsaw Pact. We have to improve our relations.
The people want peace, a good life, they don’t want to be at war. And you – America – are forcing us to be at war and not even giving us the money for it. We will take USD 100 billion from the Russians.
I think they’d love to give it to us today. What is the fastest way to resolve issues and restore the relationship? Only Money! Give it five, 10 years, and the blood will be forgotten. You may be impressed now? That’s no surprise. Even professional political scientists find it different to find proper words. It was awful, once again he stoops to a whole new low. Kolomoiskyi said more than enough to make a civilized country immediately open a case against him. Besides, he said multiple times that it was a civil war in Ukraine, and that Russia would never return Crimea. In fact that can be incriminated as calls for alteration of state borders. Who is not surprised? Energy experts Ukraine stepped aside from the European integration aspirations 1.5 months ago by resuming cooperation with Russia. having taken (not the USD 100 billion yet but) record-breaking volumes of electric energy. The only person involved in that is Ihor Kolomoiskyi. He wants to achieve own economic profits at any expense, even at the expense of the state’s independence. So, we prefer receiving kilowatts from abroad despite having own generation. Such a huge import volume made it impossible for Energoatom to sell its miserable 10% at a good price. Russian electric energy is superseding the Ukrainian one. The Ukrainian generation is being eliminated. That means energy capitulation and what relevant experts have been saying about for already several months. Minister Mylovanov assures none of that will happen to the whole economy. I don’t support the idea of drawing foreign investments from Russia instead of the IMF. Will the word of the minister be enough? Will the business’ desires be decisive? Vira Sverdlyk, Iryna Scherbak. Segodnya, TV Channel Ukraine.