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Can Zelensky bring peace to a Ukraine torn apart by Obama’s Maidan coup? (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a look at Vladimir Zelensky’s landslide victory against incumbent Petro Poroshenko in Sunday’s historic Ukraine, second round, Presidential election.

Not much is known about Zelensky’s political acumen, but the job of uniting a country torn apart by an Obama funded Maidan coup in 2014, will prove to be a daunting task for the comedy TV star.

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Via TASS News…

Ukraine’s ‘Opposition Platform – For Life’ party will support Ukrainian president-elect Vladimir Zelensky only if he takes practical steps to bring peace to Donbass, Chairman of the party’s Political Council Viktor Medvedchuk said in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV channel on Monday.

“Today, we can’t say that we support him because support is only possible if he truly wants peace in Donbass, if we see that he is taking actual steps to achieve this goal,” he said.

According to Medvedchuk, this is the only condition on which the ‘Opposition Platform – For Life’ party is ready to provide assistance to Zelensky if the need arises.

Ukraine’s presidential runoff took place on April 21. With 99.53% of the vote counted, leader of the Servant of the People political party Vladimir Zelensky has received 73.23% in Ukraine’s presidential runoff, while incumbent President Pyotr Poroshenko gained 24.45%.

 

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Never Forgive, Never Forget
Never Forgive, Never Forget
April 24, 2019

I doubt any Ukrainian can bring the Donbass back into its fold without a thorough ‘lustration’ of the proudly-fascist Parubiys et. al. and war crimes trials of the antagonists. Far too many gruesome deaths of innocent civilians in the Donbass from Ukraine’s indiscriminate shelling to settle for anything less. Of course, Zakharchenko’s assassination won’t be forgotten anytime soon either.

There’ll be hell to pay, one way or another. Count on that.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  Never Forgive, Never Forget
April 24, 2019

The bringing back of Donbass into the fold would be doomed to failure. Donbass has no reason whatsoever to trust Ukraine. Perhaps the only peaceful way forward is for Ukraine to issue a formal apology to Donbass for the death and destruction it has suffered since the US-funded coup in Kiev, support its separation from Ukraine, and provide assistance to repair the physical damage it has done to buildings and infrastructure in Donbass. Zelensky could start the process by supporting a referendum in Donbass to determine the people’s wishes. If the majority vote for independence from Ukraine, he could then… Read more »

Veth
Veth
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
April 27, 2019

Russai invaded Ukraine, and started their Nazzi-War

Hmph
Hmph
Reply to  Never Forgive, Never Forget
April 26, 2019

Milosevic was a choirboy compared to Poroshenko.

Veth
Veth
Reply to  Hmph
April 27, 2019

Killing Russain soldiers is no crime.

Donald Duck
Donald Duck
April 24, 2019

Why are you guys so shy about referring to the Ukrainian para-militaries as Nazis. That is exactly what they are. Namely the descendants of Stepan Bandera’s movement OUN-B and and its military wing the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) led by Roman-Taras Yosypovych Shukhevych which collaborated with the German Waffen SS Eisengruppen (Death Squads) in the widespread massacres in the western Ukraine between 1943 and 1945. Russians, Jews and above all Poles were systematically exterminated in Galicia in excess of 100,000. Bandera’s birthday is celebrated every year in torchlight processions through Kiev 20,000 strong by his adoring public who eagerly carry… Read more »

Il Siciliano
Il Siciliano
Reply to  Donald Duck
April 25, 2019

OK, they’re Nazis. Nazis, btw, that make that bunch in Charlottesville look like boy scouts. To hell with ’em. Herd ’em all into a stadium and light it up. What goes around comes around, sooner or later. Best it be a bit later, revenge is always best served cold.

Marcus
Marcus
April 25, 2019

I have hope that thing get better, but I remember that there was a lot of chatter that Kolomoisky was involved in the the MH17 “affair”.

Veth
Veth
Reply to  Marcus
April 27, 2019

Russia downed MH17.

CVS Rockefeller III
CVS Rockefeller III
April 25, 2019

One thing I didn’t hear you guys talk about was how much of an influence the move to separate the Ukrainian Orthodox church from the Moscow Patriarchy had on the recent election. A great deal I might think. It’s one thing to mess with politics, quite another to mess with religion. I think that move really pissed a lot of people off. I would think that Washington should have known better. But then maybe not. It certainly isn’t the dumbest thing the knuckleheads in Washington have ever done. Rule #1 in The Ukraine – “Don’t mess with my orthodoxy!”.

Cudwieser
Cudwieser
Reply to  CVS Rockefeller III
April 25, 2019

Fair point, but a little early to say. Has the Ukrainian public at large said or declared anything about the schism? Bear in mind when we discuss the politics of power and prophecy we aren’t usually referring to a majority (most people I know are worrying more for their next meal than for who feeds them), we are usually talking about the 1% that speak for us all. I seriously doubt many Ukrainians cared for the coup beyond securing a future (which hasn’t come) and only in despair has Donbass and Lugansk understandably opposed the coup. The acid in the… Read more »

CVS Rockefeller III
CVS Rockefeller III
Reply to  Cudwieser
April 26, 2019

Thank you for the feedback. I agree that “elections” are mostly a sham and that the 1% rules surpreme, not the “people”. However, we still might use election results as a gauge of popular sentiment. The U.S. is no better off with Trump in office, but the election results speak volumes about the bleak, desperate condition that is American “Culture” that is if you can call Pop Culture “Culture” at all. More like lack of it.I know many Ukrainians and one thing is for sure. They take history very seriously. Given a choice between pledging allegiance to Patriarch Kirill or… Read more »

Veth
Veth
Reply to  Cudwieser
April 27, 2019

tHERE ARE NO nAZZIE SIN uKRAINE.

Veth
Veth
Reply to  Cudwieser
April 27, 2019

The Russian soldiers killing the Donbass people are wearing swastikaas…………….

Gyre
Gyre
April 25, 2019
Jane Karlsson
Jane Karlsson
April 25, 2019

Yet another absolutely first rate discussion from Alexander and Alex.

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
April 25, 2019

Wishing Zelensky and his people success. The ugly and deadly side effects of allowing a foreign nation to meddle.

Veth
Veth
Reply to  Vera Gottlieb
April 27, 2019

yES, KICK THE rUSSAIN OUT,KILL THEM.

Veth
Veth
Reply to  Vera Gottlieb
April 27, 2019

Russia declared war on Ukraine!

T S
T S
April 25, 2019

No and Russia has reacted appropriately by offering citizenship to the residents of the break-away region (Donetsk and Lugansk). The Minsk Accord will be abided by..

Veth
Veth
Reply to  T S
April 27, 2019

Russia invaded ukrain ein 2014, fool

Guy
Guy
April 25, 2019

Very good research materials on the Maidan by Professor Ivan Katchanovski.
https://consortiumnews.com/2019/04/22/the-buried-maidan-massacre-and-its-misrepresentation-by-the-west/

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