DMITRY TYMCHUK: Brief “Political” Summary for the week May 5–May 11, 2014
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
In light of recent events, the behavior of our politicians and their reactions to the daily news are interesting.
Petro Poroshenko was distinguished by his announcement regarding the creation of an alternative to the infamous Budapest Memorandum. According to Poroshenko, the new agreement was developed and submitted for discussion by the guarantor countries that will effectively ensure the security of Ukraine. (Poroshenko noted that besides the U.S., the UK and France, negotiations regarding this agreement are currently being held with Germany, Poland, and other countries of the European Union.)
It’s impossible to argue the necessity of the new agreement–its urgency is pretty obvious. Only the lazy haven’t laughed at the Budapest Memorandum. Although, I would like to know which mechanism and responsibility of the guarantors will be included in the new agreement.
And, perhaps, it’s…
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