Europe against Russia in Ukraine
11 febrero, 2015
European Union hopes to end the bloody conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists ravaging eastern Ukraine for nearly 10 months.
Last Saturday, western countries asked the Russian President Vladimir Putin to take action and bring back peace in Ukraine. They are pressing Kiev to accept the decisions taken together.
German chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are trying to be the mediators between Ukraine and Russia in this major conflict. This crisis is at the heart of discussions during the security conference in Munich, which ended on February 8. When Angela Merkel compared the Ukrainian conflict with the erection of the Berlin Wall in 1961, participants in the Munich Conference understood that a turning point had been reached in this crisis, which has deteriorated more and more over the last year. By establishing a parallel with the Cold War, chancellor Merkel set the tone of the conference.
The implementation of the Minsk Agreement is the only way to resolve the conflict, insisted the Ukrainian President. Petro Poroshenko reminded the lines of the peace plan, starting with the establishment of a cease-fire.
The French president Francois Hollande said that a failure would have serious consequences. “If we fail to find, not a compromise but a lasting peace agreement, well, we know perfectly the script, it has a name, it is called the war,” said the French president. After visiting Kiev and Moscow, Merkel and Hollande united Russian and Ukrainian presidents this Sunday on the phone with the hope of finally reaching an agreement.
Since November 2013, Ukraine is going through a long period of conflict whose prospects are difficult to decipher. After important demonstration and the demission of the Pro-Russian President Viktor Ianoukovitch, Ukraine seemed more open toward European Union. Ukraine is home to a large pipeline network that supplies the entire European natural gas from Russia, which could decide to close the valves to pressure the European Union. It will not accept a state could serve as an instrument of pressure and does not want to give up its agreements with Ukraine .
Vladimir Putin decided to invade the east part of Ukraine, the Crimea. Indeed, Ukraine is home to a large pipeline network that supplies the entire European natural gas from Russia, which could decide to close the valves to pressure the European Union. It will not accept a state could serve as an instrument of pressure and does not want to give up its agreements with Ukraine. Now, both parts of Ukraine are divided, and the international community watches the conflict that became military between the two parts of Ukraine. Officially, nobody helps any camp, but in fact Europe and USA support the West part and Russia the East, by giving military support.