Financial Times. The battle for the plant reveals the larger struggle for power in Eastern Ukraine

The beginning of the shelling of Avdeevka «coincided with a meeting held on January 28 telephone conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin with , so in Ukraine, the fear that this attack is part of Moscow’s plans to put pressure on the new American President and forced him to make concessions,» according to the Roman Olearchyk, a correspondent for The Financial Times.

«James Sherr, an analyst at policy Institute Chatham House, clearly binds the outbreak of fighting in Avdeevka e telephone talks trump and Putin», — stated in the article.

«Russian — planning and deliberation — visibly and disproportionately answered at this moment to test the reaction of the West,» — says Sherr.

«The American President spoke by phone with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday. Then the White house released a statement which said that his administration will «work with Ukraine, Russia and other involved parties to help them restore peace, — the author. — However, in Avdeevka soldiers and local residents have expressed concerns that they are being used as pawns in a wider struggle for power».

«Let trump will come here and see massive destruction, our people are suffering because of Russia’s war with our country,» said the soldier, Dmitri.

«The world knows what is happening to us? asked a resident of the Town Folk. — People are dying, suffering. Us bombing. Without heat and electricity we nearly froze to death».

«Ukraine is worried that a disparate group of Western leaders trying to cope with a variety of things — from voting for Brexit sudden victory trump — not enough determination to forge a lasting peace to end the war raging on the doorstep of the EU,» the article says.

Translation InoPressa




Financial Times. The battle for the plant reveals the larger struggle for power in Eastern Ukraine 07.02.2017

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