September 29. Press review. Diplomatic silence and a distraction from Ukraine

On the anniversary 70-th session of the UN General Assembly was attended by a record number of world leaders — 144 of the head of state, among them Petro Poroshenko, and almost 9 thousand diplomats. In this regard, in new York taken unprecedented security measures.

The second day of the visit Poroshenko in the U.S. was marked by a kind of «diplomatic silence». As of 16.00 on Monday on the website of the Ukrainian Embassy in the USA was not a word about the visit of Peter Poroshenko. There were no thematic references about this on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. Five terse lines is all that I could write about the visit on the website of the domestic foreign. And this is considering the fact that Petro Poroshenko has a chance to hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of great Britain David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande to speak at the Summit on sustainable development. It is noteworthy that on the websites of Merkel and Cameron on the meeting with Poroshenko.

«Of course, you can write off for the weekend. But if Ukraine does not want to fall out of the global agenda, in particular the Embassy and the MFA should be possible to cover the visits of President of this kind. It’s kind of a test for the ability to conduct information war», — said the expert of the analytical center «Politics» Volodymyr Tsybulko.

Another point. In the world of diplomacy is an unofficial rule on the eve of important visits by leaders of States give an interview to the media of countries that intend to visit. They give voice to the key messages. Ukraine «battle interview» didn’t win. Petro Poroshenko arranged a meeting with Washington Post reporters and of Fox only after the President of Russia Vladimir Putin gave interview to TV channels CBS and PBS.

As for the Ukrainian media, particular attention is drawn to the third day of the visit Poroshenko in the United States. On Monday, the President raised the «Ukrainian question» in an informal setting at lunch at the UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon and at the dinner the American President Barack Obama.

«Around agreements, which on Monday night will come the leaders of Ukraine, Russia and the United States, will build and future meeting in the «Norman format», scheduled for October 2 in Paris,» said the expert in international Affairs Taras Chornovil.

By the way, the reception at the White house was preceded by a meeting of Barack Obama with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Poroshenko had pinned great hopes on it, write Elena Galagi, Anastasia Ryabokon in the article «Poroshenko in the UN: lunch at ban Ki-moon, dinner — Obama» in the newspaper «Komsomolskaya Pravda in Ukraine».

On the one hand, the delegation headed by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko shows activity. Evidence of this are numerous meetings of the Ukrainian leader in new York with world leaders, British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, representatives of Jewish communities and organizations in the United States.

The President also noted that within the framework of the General Assembly are discussing the possibility of limiting the veto of the permanent members of the UN Security Council and increasing the number of countries that openly support this position. And in his speech at the opening Plenary session «the Future of influence» during the 11th annual meeting of the Clinton Global initiative Poroshenko said that Ukraine’s success depends on global security.

Speaking at the Summit on adopting sustainable development Goals (sdgs) at the UN General Assembly, Ukrainian President said: «the Bitter experience of Ukraine shows that peace and freedom are fundamental prerequisites for the achievement of the sdgs. Sustainable development is not achieved where there are explosions and killed peaceful people dominated by aggressive ideologies that justify the oppression of one people by another that violates key rights and freedoms».

The head of State stressed that Russia’s military actions against Ukraine have increased environmental and epidemiological threats, but also risks associated with social exclusion. Interestingly, it was during this speech of the Ukrainian President, the Russian delegation left the hall of the UN General Assembly.

The Russian President has not yet made speeches at the UN, and has already managed to make loud statements about the US involvement in the «overthrow» of Yanukovych and respect for the sovereignty of Ukraine, and also criticized the U.S. policy in Syria. And for this, he used the rostrum, which he provided to the American TV stations CBS and PBS.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael macfall reacted on Twitter to the statement of the Russian leader: «If Putin has proof the CIA role in the removal of Yanukovych, why we never seen them? Or Russia has no incentive to publish them?» Indeed Putin’s statement about what he is really known about CIA involvement from people in Ukraine, just funny. Since his statement last year that Russia had the impression that the nationalists will come to Crimea and will offend the Russians. But Putin, who likes to use Russian Proverbs, and then, and now you need to remember is: «When I think I need to be baptized.»

Surprised and another Putin’s statement that Russia «respects the sovereignty of Ukraine,» but would like «to see other countries respect the sovereignty of other countries». The Russian President also noted that Russia plays no role in the overthrow of power in Ukraine, but shied away from the answer to the question about the presence of Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine.

It is clear that the first conclusions on the objectives and results of Putin’s speech at the UN and his meeting with Obama will be doing today. Also it will be clear whether there were justified hopes of the President of Ukraine, who in an interview with the Associated Press noted: «meeting of American and Russian presidents is scheduled for today, may become a strong incentive for the Kremlin to implement the Minsk agreement on the Donbas in particular, regarding the ceasefire, and the discharge of weapons». This writes Nikolai Ciroc in the article «to Stop the aggressor…» in the newspaper «Day».

Russian Federation focuses on the Syrian crisis to divert attention from the Ukraine. About it reported on air «5 channel» political analyst Yaroslav Makitra.

The political strategist noted that recently in the Russian media focus on the Syrian conflict.

«If we analyze the Russian media, you can clearly see: in the last two weeks of the topic of Ukraine practically is not present in the Russian media, there is an issue of Syria. And literally blown the situation artificially. Russia itself throws various informational reasons about increasing its military contingent in those or other purposes, not mentioning the military directly, but experts are increasingly appearing in Syria,» – said the Bowl.

In his opinion, Russia for its intervention in Syria is somehow trying to shift the focus in international politics and to sit down at the negotiating table with serious international players. This was reported in the article «Russia at the UN trying to distract the world from Ukraine – expert» in the newspaper «Today».

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