All eyes are set to the ongoing Minsk Peace Talks between countries dubbed as the “Normandy Four”, i.e. France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia. Theatrics?
Yes, they have it.
Bear in mind, these negotiations are done against the backdrop of continuing attacks against civilians in Donetsk and Donbass. The rebels do have the upper-hand as approximately 7,000 Kiev troops are being trapped near the village of Debaltsevo in Donbass.
Among those trapped are English-speaking mercenaries like the one captured in a video few days ago.
Also, while Donbass residents and relatives abroad are passionate about defending their homeland, Western Ukrainians are actively opposing mandatory conscription to Kiev’s armed forces. Poroshenko currently has standing ” shoot to kill” order for all deserters.
Prior to attending the Minsk, Poroshenko promised an explosive presentation.