Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko announced his readiness to discuss the idea of decentralization of the country. He invited Russia to join the process to regulate the Ukrainian conflict. Russian presidential advisor Sergei Glazyev told Kommersant that Ukraine could follow the federalization model of Denmark and Greenland to become a single state with two different trade regimes. He acknowledged that such a structure "seems a bit artificial," but added that "in any case, it is better than war."
The winner of Sunday's presidential election in Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, promised to build an effective dialogue with residents of Donbass. "We have something to offer them: from guarantees of security, the protection of their personal rights, including the right to freely use the Russian language in the region, on an official level. We can also offer then a powerful system of decentralization of power," he said.
The politician invited Russia to take part in the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis. "Stability in the east of Ukraine is impossible without Russia's participation, - stated Poroshenko. - I hope Russia will support my approaches to resolve the situation in the east."
True new leader of Ukraine did not explain exactly how guarantees of security could be associated with mass killings of civilians of the Donetsk People's Republic, ethnic cleansing in Odessa, the desire to "fight for the Crimea," and so on.
As many as 17 foreign countries owe Russia a total of $27 billion with Belarus, Ukraine and Venezuela being the largest debtors