Negotiations about Donbas should be given to scientific and economic elite, — Oleksandr Klymenko
13:54 / 18 Aug. 2015 / 635
Politicians don’t cope with settlement of the conflict in Donbas. Therefore, it is possible that representatives of scientific and economic elite could assume negotiation function. The founder of “Restoring Donbas” Oleksandr Klymenko wrote about it in his column for the Forbes.ua edition.
“If every second attempt of politicians to agree about peace in Donbas comes to an end with the next round of opposition, perhaps negotiators should be changed?”, – wrote Klymenko.
On his opinion, representatives of the intellectuals are capable to perceive this reality rationally and impartially, without distracting on preparation for future elections and without counting ratings.
“Organization of direct, honest, rational dialogue between people is opportunity to remove contradictions and chance to finish the war. And such dialogue has to be based on simple and clear things, values, which unite society. Political ratings and parties lists are definitely not included into the list of such uniting values”, – the politician claims.
Especially, similar models of the politicians exception from the process of conflicts reconciliation and settlement of were successfully tested in the Republic of South Africa and Liberia. And overcoming the conflict between indigenous people of Canada and the State still successfully proceeds with the help of the Commission of the truth and reconciliation which consists of the lawyer, journalist and the former athlete, the politician notes.
Discussion platforms in which representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the EU will exchange expert opinions about possible ways of war termination in Donbas, have to become the tool for organization and making dialogue. It is quite possible that, on the basis of these discussions, will be developed common position, which will remove any acute contradiction, and will approach the end of war, Klymenko believes.
“Such platforms have to cover as much people as possible: economists, doctors, students, teachers…Because more contradictions is removed, peace on the Ukrainian lands will return quicker”, – He summarized.
The restoring-donbass.com website - is an interactive platform, which was created by the "Restoring Donbas" community initiative of Oleksandr Klymenko. The latest news, blogs and analysis, background information and useful ads for IDPs and Donbas residents are available on the website.