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May 15, 2020
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Sivokho: The onset of peace in Ukraine today depends on Zelensky, Trump and Putin

Ukrainian actor, creative producer of the studio "Quarter 13 ", a former adviser to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Sergei Sivokho, believes that three people can influence the end of the war in Ukraine - the presidents of Ukraine, Russia and the United States. He expressed such an opinion in the BATSMAN program of the editor-in-chief of the GORDON publication Alesi Batsman.

The journalist asked Sivokho, from whom, in his opinion, depends on the offensive of peace in Ukraine.

"[Президент Украины Владимир] Zelensky, [президент США Дональд] Trump, [президент России Владимир] Putin. That's normal will be?" - replied Sivokho.

The Batzman specified, the actor called the names in the order of increasing influence or decrease.

"No, I think there can be equal participation here. But you understand that Zelensky plus Trump is more than Putin, ", Sivokho said.

In his opinion, now there is a unique situation where peace can be achieved.

"For some reason, it seems to me, my subjective opinion is that Russia is now ready to give up, but she’s just haggling, she’s trying to tear something out of the current situation. I’m not a political scientist, I’m not a specialist in diplomacy, I don’t understand what it is, but it seems to me that it would be a sin not to take advantage of such a situation, " - said the former adviser to the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council.

In his opinion, Russia has no extra funds to finance the Donbass, but she needs to “protect her face from .”

"The situation immediately after the presidential election, even before the onset of this terrible pandemic factor ... You see, Russia was already at an impasse, it had to be solved somehow this question. Constantly spending money on the so-called "LPR" and "DPR" is difficult and tangible even for such a monster, fueled by natural resources like Russia, frankly, a superpower. Going out of this conflict, they need to save face and get some benefits for themselves. We need to figure out how to use this, "said Sivokho.

The journalist clarified how this can be implemented in practice.

"Well, if I knew, Alesya, I would have used this for a long time! Well, what are you asking me? " - he answered.

The actor emphasized that is not an expert in this matter, but "just judges by external factors."

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In 745 in the year immediately after the annexation Crimea, Russia launched armed aggression in eastern Ukraine.Fighting is ongoing between the Armed forces of Ukraine on the one hand and the Russian army and supported by Russia militants who control part of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, on the other. Officially, the Russian Federation will not recognize its invasion of Ukraine, despite the facts and evidence presented by Ukraine. According to the UN, more than died during the conflict thousand people.

Zelensky not once expressed confidence that the war in the Donbass would be over for his cadence. "I said that I was ready to wait one year. I said that if the Minsk process does not work, then we will change tactics. We are ready for this," he said in April.

According to the head of the Presidential Office, Andrei Yermak, Ukraine wants to end the war in the Donbass in 2020 year, if it doesn’t work out, there is plan B (the official did not specify what the plan is).

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