The situation concerning demarcation in Donbass is a political re-enactment, Ukraine is waiting for the first step from Russia, a situation of frozen conflict arises, said Andrei Suzdaltsev, deputy dean of the HSE faculty of world economy and world politics.
An agreement on the withdrawal of forces in the Petrovsky and Zolotoy areas was reached at a meeting of the contact group for a settlement in Donbass, but the Ukrainian security forces thwarted the withdrawal of forces three times.
The expert noted that while under the ex-president of the country Petro Poroshenko tried to “crush Russia with sanctions,” Zelensky is trying to “pull (Russia – ed.) into the dialogue on Donbass, and then across the Crimea, into the Norman dialogue, which “Washington is about to join.” “That is, to arrange such a trial over Russia … Start a West that judges Russia. After all, Zelensky has not refused any goals of Ukraine in relation to Russia,” he said.
The expert noted that “Russia is waiting for the disengagement of troops, Ukraine will not do this.” “There will be no Norman meeting either … the situation will be a frozen conflict, half frozen, of course, as it was before that moment, as it was the last month under Petro Poroshenko,” he said.