The American experts advised Ukraine to stop supplying water and electricity to the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people’s Republic. This was stated by former Deputy chief of the Ukrainian General staff Igor Romanenko. He explained that in this case, in the region of “revolutionary situation”. In the state Duma said that such statements show the influence of Washington’s policy of Kiev. Experts emphasize that the Ukrainian authorities have already announced the blockade of Donbass, but this has not led to protests and change of power in Donetsk and Lugansk. However, such rhetoric may be associated with the upcoming Ukraine presidential election, according to political analysts.

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The American experts advised the Ukrainian authorities to stop the supply of electricity and water in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s Republic. This was stated by Lieutenant General inventory APU Igor Romanenko, former Deputy chief of the General staff of Ukraine.

“The Americans offered Ukraine firmly to close the border, nothing and no one to let neither people nor goods. Nothing, not even resources — electricity and water. And there will very quickly develop a revolutionary situation”, — he said on the air of “Browser”.

In addition, the Ukrainian command arranges staged the shelling, the task of which is to accuse the self-proclaimed Republic in violation of the cease-fire regime “on the eve of the Minsk meeting”. This was stated by the official representative of the LPR militia Colonel Andrey Marochko.


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“In these regions currently includes representatives of different Ukrainian media, and to prepare for the “pretty pictures” and show her audience the Ukrainian Armed forces of Ukraine are staging attacks,” he said.

The Ukrainian side prefer to act using techniques such as provocation and the so-called jabbing, because at the moment the region has developed parity of forces, said in an interview with RT political scientist Oleg Matveychev, Professor at the HSE.

“They know the schedule of movement of OSCE observers and others. Under this schedule, adapt, make provocative shots, waiting for a response, record a video. This is a common hybrid information war… From the point of view of occurrence (Mat. — RT) are equal. Therefore, the Ukrainian side and does not attack, and applies the method of piercing blows,” said the analyst.

Statement Romanenko can be regarded as the formal recognition of the fact that the Ukrainian authorities are the United States, convinced the Deputy of the state Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots Victor Volodatskiy.

“Today can be considered to be public information that the (Ukrainian President Peter. — RT) Poroshenko the United States. America sees that does not work hard to push Russia and Ukraine, and its actions are similar to the last cry of a drowning man” — he said in an interview with RT.

Statements Romanenko unfounded and irresponsible, says Chairman of the Duma Committee on defence Yury Shvydkin. According to him, the US is trying to interfere in the internal Affairs of Ukraine instead of pushing Kiev to implement the Minsk agreements.

“Of course, this statement is untenable, having no basis for its implementation, because the people living in the South-East of Ukraine, is able to resist any aggression. And the fight against its own people is doomed to failure”, — quotes Svitkina RIA Novosti.

It is probable that the American side had in fact proposed such a scenario, said in an interview with RT political analyst Mikhail Sinelnikov-Oreshak.

“The actions of the US has always been one of the tactics of warfare. Can you believe the words of the Ukrainian ex-Deputy chief of staff. Another thing is that wishful thinking does not mean that such a plan of Ukraine will succeed,” he said.

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“Would create a revolutionary situation, if I could”

We will remind that from March 15, 2017 from Ukraine already operates a transport blockade DND and LNR. This initiative of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was supported by the national security Council and defence of Ukraine (NSDC).

Despite the blockade, the self-proclaimed republics do not have any protest. The revolutionary mood did not appear and in the event of termination of the supply of water and electricity from Ukraine, I am convinced Sinelnikov-Oreshak.

“They get distorted information about the real situation, and greatly exaggerate the mood, which could help them. In the plan there is nothing tricky. Ukraine with pleasure would create a revolutionary situation, if he could,” he said.


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While Ukraine itself is dependent on the infrastructure deployed on the territories of DNR and LNR, said Matveichev.

“It taxes the supply of coal, gas and electrical systems. Bruising is possible, but it’ll still cause damage and the Ukrainian side too. They have no opportunities to make bad unilaterally. It’s just a threat, although it does not preclude small provocative actions”, — said the expert.

According to Matveycheva, you can expect provocations this year, as this will give Poroshenko reason to declare a state of emergency and not to hold presidential elections in March. “For the sake of personal power, he can go and be a military solution,” — says the expert.

A possible link between provocation and statements about the termination of the supply of water and electricity said political analyst Alexander Asaph.

“Poroshenko in the election campaign has three pillars: the army, language and faith. With the language law was passed, the faith is not very good. Therefore, it is necessary to stick out the third component — the numerous exercises and provide a platform so paradoxical speakers”, — concluded the analyst.