Following negotiations in the Normandy format, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko hurried over to NATO  headquarters.

Normandy format and the EU summit

Before the visit to NATO headquarters, the Normandy format meeting took place in the backdrop of the EU summit.

During the meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in contrast to Poroshenko, was quite cheerful and active. He was the focus of media, as well as European leaders. There were also some officials that are on the so-called sanctions list. Their presence showed the true value of the sanctions.

Later it became known that during the summit, the European Union has decided not to increase the anti-Russian sanctions, this time regarding Aleppo. Moreover, according to the American media, that decision was pushed by Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi. Some experts were expecting of him the opposite, to take a pro-American stance.

NATO upset

For all these reasons, it was necessary for NATO to publicly support Poroshenko. The speech, made by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at a joint press conference, was markedly different from usual political speeches. It was full of anti-Russian rhetoric, which proves its  propagandistic purpose. In addition, on the official website of NATO, the speech is available only in Ukrainian, but not in Russian, which in contrast to Ukrainian, is one of the six official languages ​​of international communication, recognized by the UN.

Stoltenberg stressed several times the presence of the invisible Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine. Once again, he did not recognize the Crimea, and even discussed the Syrian crisis with Poroshenko, with which Kiev has nothing to do. With these words, he nevertheless demanded the continuation of reforms.

Ukrainian reforms

In addition to the other unpopular reforms in Ukraine, the constitutional reforms must continue. It must provide a partial curtailment of  powers from Kiev through decentralization of power. Most likely, these powers will be formally handed over to local authorities, but the real power will go to the National Investment Council of Ukraine, a member of which is George Soros. Many experts say that thus he could become the actual legislator in the country.

Moreover, some others controversial reforms continue - police reform, which failed miserably, and pharmaceutical reform, according to which European and American medicines and treatments will be tested on Ukrainians without their knowledge and consent.