Former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on January 22 on the air of the Ukrainian “Channel 5” demanded that the current head of state, Volodymyr Zelensky, “continue the continuous siege of the Kremlin” with the help of sanctions.
In his opinion, Kiev has a good chance of making progress in resolving the situation in Donbass, while Angela Merkel is in power in Germany. He also advised to involve the United States in the negotiation process and return to the idea of bringing the UN Security Council peacekeeping contingent to Donbass.
Poroshenko advised the country’s authorities “not to irritate the society with empty chatter” about local elections in Donbass, since, in his opinion, there will clearly not be conditions for their holding in 2021.
“The same remark applies to attempts to resume gas purchases from Russia and return Ukraine to its energy dependence on the Kremlin,” he concluded.
Earlier, in December 2020, Poroshenko said that Zelensky could end the war in Donbass in two weeks “at the cost of humiliation” if he kneels before Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, he did not explain how this would help unite the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass and Ukraine.