With Petro Poroshenko’s inauguration, there are expectations. Russian has indicated that there could be a solution to the Ukrainian crisis as have Western powers. Russia said Saturday it’s time to start a dialogue with Ukraine.
There are reports of an expected meeting Sunday between Kremlin and Kiev officials. With more on whether a deal is possible.
The fact that Poroshenko assumed office at all is a sign of progress in Ukraine. Remember, just a few weeks ago, the election looked in doubt as did recognition of the winner-and the fact that Russian President Putin spoke to Poroshenko in France and that ongoing discussions about a ceasefire in the east of the country ,and other confidence building measures are set to go ahead is a sign of hope.
Crimea is still and always will be part of Ukraine. Kiev will move forward with economic association agreement with European Union. No loose federalist system favored by Moscow.
However, there are signs for hope. Russia has further secured the borders of Eastern and Southern Ukraine-a key demand of Kiev and the west. Poroshenko, speaking Russian, promised to visit the restive east and also promised a safe corridor for Russian fighters to leave the East as well as immunity for those who do not have blood on their hands.
CCTV’s Nathan King reports.
Petro Poroshenko’s inauguration sign of progressWith Petro Poroshenko's inauguration, there are expectations. Russian has indicated that there could be a solution to the Ukrainian crisis as have Western powers. Russia said Saturday it's time to start a dialogue with Ukraine.
Andrew Borene joined CCTV to discuss the situation in Ukraine and its new president. Borene is the Truman National Security Project Defense Council Advisor and a public affairs professor at American University in Washington.