It is necessary to communicate with people from eastern Ukraine and to tell them truth, in its turn the central authorities need to learn how to hear and understand them.
This opinion was expressed by the head of the civil union “Solidarity of Right Forces” Andrey Artemenko during a visit to the area of ATO in order to transfer humanitarian supplies.
«Citizens of Lugansk and Donetsk region need to be informed. In any controversial situation there are always two truths: the truth of people living there and the truth of people living in Ukraine. Accordingly, there are always two propagandas: Russian and Ukrainian. That’s why in order to convince citizens of these regions of something all of us need to learn to be sincere and open in communication with them” – he explained.
According to A. Artemenko, people who live in areas of military activities are full of frustration and no longer trust to anyone.
“They don’t believe neither the central authorities neither their ex-leaders. These peoples are angry especially at Vladimir Putin who in their opinion has betrayed them. They have sincerely believed that two Ukrainian regions would be welcomed by Russia with open arms. But in reality it has not happened” – said the leader of the civil organization.
A. Artemenko underlined that to force people of LNR and DNR to believe in the Ukrainians ideals is impossible, as impossible is to force them to live under the authority of this government.