Petro Poroshenko is surely leading in the elections of the President of Ukraine. His story is an example of what kind of dramatic changes politics undergoes in the period of revolution and how rapidly ratings may change in an unstable society.
A year ago Poroshenko did not brave announcing his will to become mayor of Kyiv, being unsure of his own victory. And today he has a threefold advantage over his pursuers at the elections of the President, caused by loss of trust to oppositional party leaders on Maidan and Yanukovich’s flight, as a result of which 30 per cent of the voters have lost the representative of their interests in politics. Continue reading →
Ihor Kolomoysky, governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
The strange “referendum” on the accession of the Donets and Luhansk oblasts to the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast was organized not simply to point out the absurdity of the separatist referendums. A similar poll is also one of the tools for creating on the territories in the east not yet seized by separatism a certain buffer zone and also a springboard for future attack.