Ukraine remains the main point of news for Russia. And the further events are going, the more unclear they became to be analyzed. There is no formal logic in it. And, it seems, V. Putin reversed his motion as he made clear with his public, peaceful and emphasized position that he is ready for negotiations with the West and urged supporters of federalization to wait a little with holding referenda on self-determination in Donetsk and Lugansk areas. But referenda took place and it seems that the high appearance (more than 70%) and high support of self-determination of these regions (more than 90%) are recorded.
The main events in the world of policy and economy for the whole world take place in Ukraine now. To be exact in East Ukraine. The number of the cities which openly declare need of federalization of Ukraine grows every day and it is extremely difficult to explain it only by an instigation of Russia.
The most important events last week took place in Ukraine. And, it seems like we don’t care about them. On the contrary, the central TV channels overtook such psychosis that you think that Kiev is crushed by revolutionary hooligans, the city is almost wiped out, marauders, the murderers, drunken rabble are everywhere.
Nothing really important occurred last week. On a federal level it was possible to note only a two or three really important events – the Gaidar forum and personnel appointments of the Kremlin. In the Yaroslavl region everything turned round the former Governor A.I.Lisitsyn.
The main event of this week is, certainly, Khodorkovsky's release. At first, as though accidentally after the traditional press conference Vladimir Putin dropped a house preparation about Michail Khodorkovsky's possible release. And already next day on December 20 the former oligarch was released from a penal colony and departed by a private plane to Berlin.