Vakarchuk presented his vision of how to end the war in the Donbas

Вакарчук представил свое видение того, как завершить войну на Донбассе

Quickly to stop the war in the Donbas is impossible. But you can create a strong efficient army, to ensure sustainable economic growth, make clear, equal rules for all. Then Ukraine will be strong, and the struggle against it will be futile. This position regarding the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine expressed by the frontman of the band “Okean Elzy”, social activist Svyatoslav Vakarchuk in the publication on the website of “Ukrainian truth”.

He expressed the belief that Ukraine is not yet possible to single-handedly end the war in the Donbass.

“The only way to do it today – to admit defeat or in other words, lose some independence. And after that, perhaps, all of independence. The decision of the imminent end of the war is entirely dependent on those who are directing this war – the leadership of the Russian Federation”, – wrote Svyatoslav Vakarchuk.

In his words, “a large part of the Russian political elite does not recognize the existence of Ukraine as a fully independent sovereign state”.

“Ukraine will never leave you alone!” says Vakarchuk.

He insists that the only way for Ukraine to survive as the state become a strong “no thanks”.

“The Dutch alone could not change the geography (the Netherlands is situated below sea level) – they learned to build dams. The sea has not receded, but flooding became less at times. Japan can’t stop earthquakes, but it most earthquake-resistant home in the world, and every Japanese child knows how to escape from the elements and to minimize its consequences”, – quotes the examples of a public figure.

He expressed the belief that at some point Ukraine will build relations with its neighbors on terms that will be acceptable to all. But for this the government needs to be strong.

“Neither Moscow nor Washington, nor in Budapest no pen, the ink is eternal. Our guarantee is only in our hands,” says Vakarchuk.

He described the terms of the acquisition of the required power:

  • “A strong, efficient army ready for any developments at any point in time.
  • Sustainable economic growth, without which our country’s defence capability will be strengthened.
  • High productivity and an attractive investment climate, without which, in turn, will not grow our economy.
  • And most importantly – we need clear, predictable rules that are the same for everyone! And for Housewives, and for the President. Rules that guarantee justice for every citizen. Rules that make us a reliable partner for the entire civilized world.”

“That is our guarantee,” said Svyatoslav Vakarchuk.

He warned against politicians who make Patriotic statements to the TV channels, “while sawing defense contracts and stealing military budgets in the night”, as well as those who propose to end the war in one day, because their words, to convince Vakarchuk, “no less dangerous than the actions of the thieves. They steal our reality. And an escape from reality brings us closer to the abyss.”

We will remind, in the end of 2017 Svyatoslav Vakarchuk described his vision of what should Ukrainian policy. In particular, it called the ten most important from his point of view tasks.

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