Ukraine will soon lose its chances of a peaceful return of Donbass, the local newspaper Apostrof writes.
It recalled that at the end of July, new parameters of a complete ceasefire came into force, and Ukraine was headed by Leonid Kravchuk in the trilateral contact group on settlement.
He has also already proposed a number of steps to normalize the situation in Donbass, but said that the Minsk agreements do not meet the national interests of Ukraine. For example, Kiev is categorically opposed to first holding elections in the region and then gaining control over the border. Because of this, the authors of the material believe, Ukraine has less and less time for a peaceful settlement.
So, in September 2020, children who were born in 2014, when the war in Donbass began, will go to school in the DPR and LPR. For them, Ukraine will be an enemy who kills civilians, and Russia will be a friend who helps to survive, the article says.
According to Ukrainian journalists, the children of Donbass are already growing up with the same thoughts, and Kiev cannot change their worldview due to the lack of its information product in the region.
“The first term of office of Volodymyr Zelensky will expire in 2024. And in the same year, children who came there in parallel with the beginning of the war will graduate from school in Donbass. The “programmed” generation will enter adulthood. The time given to Ukraine for the peaceful reintegration of Donbass will come to an end, ”the newspaper writes.
As a result, Ukraine will be left with a choice, either to let go of the region, or to conquer.
On August 7, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy assessed the chances of ending the armed conflict in Donbass and told how he plans to end it.
Kiev has been conducting a military operation against residents of Donbass, who refused to recognize the results of the coup, since 2014.