Two corrupt opportunists such as Petro Poroshenko and Mikheil Saakashvilli were bound to fall out of love sooner or later.
Kiev has left Donetsk totally in the dark with all electricity supplies cut off. The ensuing humanitarian disaster has been not only ignored by the German media, but there are alarming similarities in today’s press with how press outlets from Germany and central Europe spoke of the same places in the 1940s.
Today’s Malorossiya declaration gives most international parties who are observing the conflict in Donbass, most of what they have wanted for years. On inspection, the proposals are the opposite of radical, they are entirely reasonable. They do not require the Russian Federation to absorb new territory and it would restore human rights in Ukraine/Malorossiya to pre-2014 levels or better.
Ukraine’s ageing nuclear power facilities are unfit for purpose and post a Chernobyl style danger to the region. Even if the endlessly delayed safety upgrades ever do get completed, there are still many pressing questions that both Ukrainian and European officials are afraid to answer due to political embarrassment.