In the spring of 2014 Kharkov appeared in the focus of attention because of the threat of destabilization, which dispersed the Russians as part of its plan to create a "New Russia" in the southeast. Then the "New Russia" in the Kharkiv region was stopped, but fears for the future of the strategically important region persists.
In the early elections to the Verkhovna Rada in October 2014 Kharkiv region has become a major donor to the opposition bloc received 32.14% of votes. It's a bit smaller than at polling stations in Luhansk and Donetsk region (35.54% and 38.75%, respectively), but because of the fighting, more than half of the electorate did not participate in the Donbass elections because it Kharkiv region gave the maximum number of votes by the former Regionals.
Kharkov plays a key role in the plans of separatists and Russia because of its huge industrial potential, developed defense industry and logistics role. Grab this metropolis will cause a sharp change in the balance of power and weaken Ukraine.
As mentioned earlier, a group of IP-Kharkiv got the results of the closed case study of the city , which was held in early June 2015.
The study reflected a wide range of moods Kharkov on various issues. By agreement with the authors of the survey, we received permission to publish another data block.
Given the severity of socio-economic crisis in Ukraine, we decided to focus on issues related to evaluating the stability of the city, as well as the prospects of destabilization. Recall all were interviewed 1800 people. The sampling error is 2.5%.
Activation of clashes in the Donbass raises the question of threat of destabilization in the other areas in the east of Ukraine. Is there a real threat to Kharkov?
June 4 near Marinka Donetsk region has seen a dramatic worsening of the situation. From 500 to 1,000 fighters DNI supported by heavy artillery and tanks under the supervision of military personnel of the Russian army attempted to dislodge from the APU. In order to repel the attack of the separatists, after personal permission of the president of Petro Poroshenko, Ukrainian army was forced to use heavy artillery. Ultimately, the APU successfully repelled the attack of the enemy, inflicting heavy losses. Hospitals and morgues overflowing Donetsk killed and wounded militants.
Together with Alex Kopytko we initiated a discussion on the prospects of Kharkov. We assure Kharkov that our city has a bright future, even in those difficult conditions, which turned out to Ukraine today. Now let's see the other side. I'll tell you why Kharkiv has a good chance to remain a loser, then provintsializirovatsya to finally eat through the remnants of the Soviet past.
The first factor. Any movement forward requires a driver that performs the function of a locomotive. In the words of an engineer "Singapore miracle" Lee Kuan Yew, the "art of government consists in the maximum possible use of the limited resources available to the country." He further wrote that "the work of leaders is to inspire and encourage, not share your confusion of thought."
Kharkov problem today is that at this stage he does not yet have political leaders who are able to "inspire and encourage" the city of the global agenda.
The trip by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Moscow on May 10 had a powerful educational influence on the separatist formation of the LC and the DNI.
According to the press center of the ATO, the militants held the regime of silence May 11 as much as four and a half hours.
"From 5:34 to 10:19, and in the area of ввthe ATO did not hear a single shot. It is also perhaps the first time they did not use a weapon calibres of prohibited agreements Ming ", - stated in the press-center of the ATO.
However, it was flowers and berries have gone when the so-called Vice-Speaker of the so-called The so-called People's Council DNI Dennis Pushilin said flatly that "we agree on the broadest autonomy without sacrificing our interests."
Traditional phantasms pressed Pushilin mind: "If Kiev will continue to violate the Minsk Agreement, DNR will begin to move toward full independence. We propose an article in the constitution that the other regions of Ukraine have the right to self-determination. We are ready for the local elections. "
Revelation Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash in the Vienna court parapolitical shocked the public. Say, what horror, that the fate of the presidential election is decided behind the scenes rather than national will.
In fact, only idiots and cynics find some revelations in the words of Firtash. First discovered the universe because idiots. Cynics came to life because it is a good excuse to beat the topic to their advantage. Strictly speaking, the supply of Vienna is nothing like the course, whose logic is aimed at creating the necessary political configuration in Ukraine.
Let's look at the situation point by point.