Belkovsky speaks about strategy of Putin judo wrestler (video)


Minsk agreement did not destroy the main cause of the war, the main cause of conflict in Europe, said in an interview with Ukrainian Hromadske TV famous Russian political scientist Stanislav Belkovsky. According to him, Vladimir Putin "wants to force the West to negotiate the fate of the world and partially restore the Yalta-Potsdam world order, which collapsed already 25 years ago after the defeat of the Soviet Union in the Cold War."

Since this cause remains, Belkovsky does not believe that the agreement will be observed.

"In fact, in the territory of certain Donetsk and Luhansk regions was created the Transnistria-2", the unrecognized state controlled from Moscow, not from Kiev. Therefore the question of amnesty for militants is "scholastic", because even if Ukraine refuses to amnesty these people, it will not be able to prosecute persons who will stay in the Transnistria-2," the expert believes.

According to Stanislav Belkovsky, "the frozen conflict" will exist as long as it is supported by Moscow. "For Moscow it is the possibility to influence not only Ukraine, but Europe and the United States through Ukraine," says the analyst.

It was important for Putin to avoid new sanctions of the West against Russia, because the Russian economy can hardly bear the existing sanctions, says Belkovsky. "Putin is an experienced player. Do not forget that he is a judo wrestler, and judo strategy is always to anticipate a certain move: raising or lowering of interest rates, demonstration of a certain weakness in order to lure the opponent and make him play by his own logic," said the Russian political scientist on Hromadske TV.

According to Belkovsky, for Putin, the most important thing was to restore the format of dialogue with the West, restore it without the withdrawal of its troops from Donbas and keeping the monitoring of the Ukrainian-Russian border in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions.

Based on the Minsk agreements, on the night from 14 to 15 February, Donbass should enter a ceasefire. However, while there is fighting, Ukrainian troops are trying to make the "road of life" to the surrounded Debaltseve.

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