The recent article in The Wall Street Journal by tycoon and Leonid Kuchma’s son-in-law Viktor Pinchuk proposing to appease Russia by ceding Crimea and Donbas as well as renouncing Ukraine’s NATO and EU aspirations is cynical, repulsive and can be regarded as a sell-out of Ukraine, renowned political expert Oleksandr Palij told ZIK TV Jan. 5.
Pinchuk’s ‘advice’ to Ukraine and the West to accept Russia’s grab of Crimea and, in fact, the military annex of a part of Donbas is nothing more than an attempt to appease the aggressor, Palij said.
It’s a sell-out of Ukraine, coming from the person who spends most of her time living in London.
Another Pinchuk’s ‘advice’ is for Ukraine to give up on its aspirations to join the NATO and European Union. It is worth saying here that Russia did not attack Lithuania, Latvia or Estonia because they are NATO member states, O. Palij noted.