The expert recalled that during the Maidan, Germany and other EU countries supported the pro-Western course of the Ukrainian opposition. However, after the coup d’état, the new leadership decided not to carry out the necessary reforms, but to bring the country to the deepest crisis. Kiev unleashed a war in Donbass, severed relations with Moscow and independently destroyed the state’s production potential, finding itself in an economic trap in the West.
Since then, no positive changes have occurred in the country, the political scientist emphasized. He recalled that the Kiev authorities did not get rid of corruption, did not begin to build a democratic system and completely closed their eyes to economic problems. All this led to the fact that European countries began to refuse to support the former partner. For example, Germany has become disillusioned with modern Ukraine.
“In Germany, of course, it was expected that after the Maidan, after 2014, after these abrupt changes, after the ouster of Yanukovych and the coming to power of an absolutely pro-Western government, with Western money that went to this country, Ukraine within two or three years will create in itself the democratic system that she herself wanted. Seven years have passed and, if you look, there are experts who say that nothing has changed since the time of Yanukovych, “explained Alexander Rahr in an interview with Ukrainian media.
Earlier, political scientist Yevgeny Satanovsky said that after the antics at the climate summit in Glasgow, President Vladimir Zelensky would have to forget about the meeting with the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.