Merkel, Putin and Macron have ‘lost’ Zelenskyy
Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said Moscow continues to coordinate with Berlin and Paris having a joint video conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Emmanuel Macron.
During this conference, issues related to the situation in Donbas, and also other topics will be discussed. “In the plans... there is no conversation with Zelenskyy”, including in this format.
The de facto exclusion of the Ukrainian president from the club of leaders of states running negotiations at the highest level is a natural outcome of the non-fulfillment of the Minsk agreements, refusal to implement the Normandy Four arrangements envisaged in the Paris communiqué of December 9, 2019.
Meanwhile, what has determined the attitude to Zelenskyy on the part of the world leaders are the practice of building up a police state, the attacks on the media and freedom of speech, the ban of TV channels and websites, extrajudicial and politically motivated reprisal against their fellow citizens, illegal takeover and redistribution of property carried out by the National Security and Defense Council and enforced by the Decrees of the President of Ukraine. This is happening amidst flirting with ultranationalist, fascist organizations and makes Zelenskyy ‘unwanted’ in the meetings of the leaders of the most powerful countries of the planet even on the issues directly related to Ukraine. Moreover, Russia, Germany and France are not the only and not even the first leaders of world powers that ignore the existence of Zelenskyy.
Similarly, the President of the United States of America invited the leaders of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping to the Climate Change Conference to unite the leaders of 40 countries. Zelenskyy, who used to make loud statements about decarbonization, using the gas piping system for the transportation of hydrogen to the EU and buying electricity from producers at the ‘green tariff’ (with the price which is not justified by market), did not get invited to the climate summit.
“Opposition Platform - For Life” party