The Former Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Offered to Check the Residents of Donbass on a Polygraph
OREANDA-NEWS. Former Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin proposed to test residents of Donbass on a polygraph after the "reintegration of territories not controlled by Kiev", which the Ukrainian authorities hope for.
"We are now developing elements of a new strategy for Donbass. What are we going to do? For example, you can do a total polygraph for loyalty to Ukraine if you have Russian passports," the ex-minister is quoted by the Ukrinform agency.
However, according to Klimkin, whether this will work in practice is a big question. However, it is no longer possible to use the previous strategy concerning Donbass, he stated. According to the politician, it will not work, "like the Minsk agreements," designed to settle the situation in the region.
On December 23, 2020, the Ukrainian government approved the concept of economic development of Donbass for the period up to 2030. It provides for attracting investments and supporting business in the region. The Ukrainian authorities plan to implement the strategy in two stages: first on the territory of the region controlled by Kiev, then on the entire territory of Donbass.
It is also recalled that in March, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also signed a decree on the "de-occupation and reintegration of Crimea", which Kiev considers its territory.