Amazing campaign in Chernigov in future local elections this autumn will largely predetermine the main trends. We will not dwell on the details, focusing on strategic matters.
It turned out that the Presidential Administration is ready to take a direct part in the electoral process. In contrast to the early parliamentary elections, Chernigov demonstrated this clearly. And let the official documents confirming this fact, were not found and it is unlikely there will be, political experts and journalists suddenly became clear that Petro Poroshenko ready to take personal control of the processes that can have far-reaching consequences.
Bankova made the right conclusions after the autumn of 2014: Democracy is good, but even better if it is controllable. In an unstable socio-political development need a firm hand, which will be able to minimize the risks associated with the development of separatism to weaken its main competitors and to return power to the personal projects of the President.
The former "Regionals" in Kharkov figured out how to justify future underperformed the autumn local elections.
Do not feel self-confidence - to write off the failure of the machinations of enemies. It did so in Kharkov former "Regionals" united around the party "opposition bloc". They found a sophisticated way to justify future low ratings in local elections. To this end, we played a show with a lawsuit against the local Department of Justice because of the refusal to register the regional cell of the party. However, if the litigation will not allow ON to participate in the elections in Kharkiv region, it will not have to make excuses for poor performance record of people's will.
In connection with the move to Ukraine Maria Gaidar, the official usage (we are talking about Russia - Ed.) Back-forgotten concept - a traitor. The word is repeated so often that there is no doubt: refined, well thought-out formulation lowered the top. On the ground, in the public and pro-government media, it is packaged in various interesting shapes, such as a question: "Do you act Maria Gaidar betrayal, yes or no?" (Here, as with the famous question Carlson: "Have you ceased drinking champagne in the morning yes or no? ", which, as you know, is not really a question but a statement.) Students can answer as you like - a lot, by the way, responded that" no, I do not consider a betrayal "- but it will remain in the memory of the word "traitor", and this was the ultimate goal.
July 1940 was probably the most prosperous time in the history of the Third Reich. Never had the sky over Berlin, hung with swastikas, was not so serene - only that the German troops triumphantly completed the French campaign, completely defeating his main historical enemy of the continent - the Third Republic was defeated in the dust. Even before the Nazis occupied Poland, Denmark, Norway, Holland and Belgium. It seems it is time of Charlemagne and Napoleon, when borders of Europe is indestructible aggressor nothing more than rotten fence, which can crush the tracks of tanks, and you can just step over.
I am convinced that Ukraine needs a broad public debate about the long-term strategy with regard to Russia. I am a Russian citizen, born in Odessa (ie the Ukrainian SSR 44 years ago) and living in Kiev since December 2010, I believe that murderous discourse of "brotherly peoples" and "Russian world" must be countered by an adult, the European discussion about the real issues . Yes, a strategic ally proved treacherous enemy (namely perceived as Moscow is the population of Ukraine). Yes, at the mention of the word "Russia" in the company of the Ukrainian patriots in the best case hangs an awkward pause. But the wall itself off from the troubled neighbor fail. How not to get, and forget about it - come and remind.