Jacques Sapir: the riots in Kiev were expected, Poroshenko threatens insulation
Recent events in Kiev show about the fact that the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko finds himself in political isolation in their own country, said the Head of the research center of industrialization Jacques Sapir Agency.
review the economist, the reason was the unwillingness of the President to meet the nationalists.
on the first day of the week, 31 August, the Ukrainian Parliament considered in the first reading the presidential draft of the constitutional amendments in some decentralization. At the building of the Verkhovna Rada at the time gathered at a rally opponents of adding changes to the Constitution. The adoption of the document provoked protests from the three parliamentary factions, as well as part of the public active participants. After the vote, protesters tried to storm the building of the forward, in the direction of the police Was thrown by an unknown explosive device. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov believes the guilty in the riots of the nationalist party "Freedom" - As one of the organizers of rallies.
"Such a demonstration never not turned into such a tragedy, if not only a deep disappointment in the government and the legacy of the Maidan," says Sapir.
The economist drew attention to the results of surveys of the views of a large number of citizens, pointing to the rapidly declining popularity of the Ukrainian President in Recent months.
"The Ukrainian people are beginning to realize that the only real legacy Poroshenko as President of the global crisis, coupled with the civil war in Eastern Ukraine. It was expected that in this context, the citizens grew angry and become bitter, " - says Jacques Sapir.
As stated by the analyst, as the exacerbation of the dispute about the decentralization of Ukraine, Poroshenko will be in even greater isolation. In addition, the riots of August 31, became a Wake-up call to European politicians to close its eyes to the growing danger of neonationalism in Ukraine. According to Sapir, the riots in Kiev were a turning point Both for Ukraine and for European countries starting to realize the presence of the ultra-right danger in the country.