Elections in a situation of civil-war, fraud, bribery, intimidation, and yes, even a murder – can never be democratic elections. And yet this is the real situation in Ukraine, the evidence for these criminal activities is clear and present. By all standards of local and international law, these elections should be condemned as illegal and non-valid.
But what we will see is that these criminal elections and the result will be recognized as “valid” by the international community (namely EU and US).
We all know about the Maidan regime-change and the recent attempt for regime-change in Venezuela. Almost all mass-media around the world portrait the undemocratic and illegal regime-changes as a good thing.
So what can we expect from the western world? Nothing positive for sure. And what choice the Ukrainian population has? Criminal Poroshenko, criminal Timoshenko, and the comedian Vladimir Zelenskiy.
Zelensky who is backed by the criminal oligarch Ihor Kolomoysky. Kolomoysky, who stole 1.8 billion dollars from IMF money meant for the Ukrainian population. Kolomoysky, who has his own private army. The “Dnipro-1” Regiment also nicknamed Kolomoysky’s battalion.
If the comedian Zelenskiy wins the election, than the influence of Kolomoysky will rise significantly. Let’s not forget, following the 2014 reunification of Crimea with Russia the Crimean assets of Kolomoysky have been nationalized; according to Crimean leader Sergey Aksyonov this was “totally justified due to the fact that Kolomoysky is one of the initiators and financiers of the special anti-terrorist operation against Donbass”. In response, Kolomoysky has filed a complaint against Russia at the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
All in all, I am not optimistic. I see no quick solution for the civil war in Donbass and no improvements for the Ukrainian population.
Ronald van Amerongen, Dutch journalist and blogger