Boyar Vasili Buturlin's speech at the Rada of Pereyaslav by Aleksey Kivshenko, 1880.
Ukraine will need bold and intelligent politicians after Zelensky leaves in order to play the “Russian card”, the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said on August 5 on the air of the program Tema on the Donetsk Union TV channel.
Ukraine is in demand of politicians who would take a pro-Russian stance and could steer the republic toward Russia, Kurginyan said, stressing that he sees no such politicians on the modern Ukrainian political scene. The politicians in Ukraine who are considered to be pro-Russian are too weak for such a role, the leader of the Essence of Time movement added.
“Ukrainians say, ‘here they are, the Russian spies’ and all the rest. These people, I emphasize, are too soft and disoriented inside to play the Russian card in the form in which it will emerge after Zelensky,” the political scientist outlined the current situation.
At the same time, he expressed confidence that if suitable candidates appear, they can move only in the direction of the reunification of Russia and Ukraine.
“We need people who are more courageous, intelligent, delicate, not mindless, and who know very well where they are leading. And they can only lead back to Ukraine’s reunification with Russia. There is nowhere else to lead,” Kurginyan stressed.
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky earlier suggested that citizens living in Donbass who consider themselves Russians should leave for Russia. According to the president, Donbass will never be Russian territory.
Donbass called Zelensky’s words “nonsense”.
According to a sociological survey, less than a third of Ukrainian citizens endorse President Zelensky’s actions.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency