Michael Osheroff: futile negotiations with gamblers and liars
Recent talks in Minsk, have clearly shown the simple fact that the current government of Ukraine is not going to negotiate with the LC and DNR about anything.
Diplomatic negotiations have a simple meaning - they are responsible and authorized representatives of the parties, their status to ensure the implementation of signed agreements.
At the representative of Ukraine former President Leonid Kuchma no real powers and there was not. They were not there in the fall, when the Minsk signed the first agreement. They do not have it now. He was not able to present their representatives LC and DNR.
Ukrainian authorities deliberately not going to empower a representative to the negotiations any and all rights and powers. Earlier this clear text was published in the Ukrainian press.
" At the talks in Minsk will not be an official representative of Ukraine - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of 12/09/14
Among the members of the tripartite advisory group in Minsk can not be an official representative of the Ukrainian authorities.According to Tsenzor.NET with reference to UNIAN correspondent, said the special envoy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dmitry Kuleba.
"The country's leadership takes the responsibility for this situation. But there (among the members of the tripartite advisory group in Minsk. - Ed.) can not be an official representative of Ukraine . As officials from the "LC" and "DNR" there either. And they are there at all can not be, because it is informal structures ", - he said. Source " .
To negotiate with the representatives of not having powers meaningless. Any agreements reached are not met. That's why representatives of the DNR and LC have reported lack of authority representative on the other hand, and broke off negotiations.
In this cynical leadership of the European Union and several European countries puts pressure on Russia, using serious economic sanctions to compel peregovoronomu process. Leaders of the European Union and several European countries, almost exactly a year ago, also twisted and finally twisted hands of the President of Russia, which as a result is actually "passed" the legitimate President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych " Maidan " and Banderovites, who came to power, now in Ukraine. Now there is exactly the same thing - the leaders of Europe are trying to deceive Russia, DNR and LC and forced to sign the agreement without any obligation on the part of Ukraine. The question is only one - whether to allow the Russian leadership fooled again, a year later, again his sidekick "partners"?