The end of blockade of Donbass: three most likely scenarios
The events taking place in Donbass and in the western regions fit into several scenarios: «radical», «liberal» and «external».
In the conditions of disintegration and weakness of the power, on the ground there is a great temptation to use the «right of force». Experts believe that the presidential team has not yet used all possible reserves to take control of the situation. However, the shootout at the checkpoint near Slavyansk was not accidental, it was a hint that, if necessary, they would go to the end.
‘Poroshenko can act as hard as possible. The police showed that they can use force and, if necessary, would shoot, while the «disobedient» MPs would be intimidated by criminal cases or there would be an agreement with them,’ said political scientist Vadim Karasev.
‘Now he must convince everyone that he will hold on to power until the end. So, Poroshenko will demonstrate strength, because he has no choice: if he shows weakness, he...Political Opinion 18.03.17 00:08