MacDonald: Kerry's visit to Sochi means the end of "fifteen minutes of fame" Kiev
The visit of U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry in Sochi showed that "the period of global fame" for Ukraine passed, says Irish journalist with specialization in international politics.
over the past year and a half, Ukraine has many times proved the correctness of the theory of the famous artist Andy Warhol, who in 1968 said that " in the future everyone will have the opportunity to become world-famous for fifteen minutes ", says McDonald.
But Now, says the journalist, everybody is tired of Ukraine: the media has exhausted such information, policy and disillusioned with his own supporters as " enemies "." The whole revolution was to replace the corrupt company, But, somehow, the elected rulers of a group of malcontents, who Now steal for themselves and their friends. The actors have changed, But the script sounds the same, " writes McDonald.
according to his vision, Washington is ready to leave behind the Ukrainian crisis and to restore cooperation with Russia on other issues, " are no less real for humanity. For example, in Sochi the head of the state Department drew attention to the need for unity to end the negotiations with Iran and the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic.
Speech by Kerry on mutual press conference with Lavrov not less remarkable fact, which the diplomat said nothing, than the questions He explained. So, the Secretary of state said about the middle East and the Minsk agreements, But did not mention the Crimea and raged on " Russian troops in the Donbass, says the journalist.
Kerry made it clear that the only decision of the Ukrainian fall is the Minsk agreement. He even took the opportunity to besiege Petro Poroshenko after his frivolous statements about the intention to seize the Donetsk airport." A couple of months ago, the Americans with almost one hundred percent probability would deny that they had heard similar comments. Now earbuds removed, " writes McDonald.
Barack Obama most likely does not want to be remembered as the President who left behind a smoldering middle East and a new cold war. But to address each of these issues requires a rapprochement with Moscow, says the journalist.