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Billions Stolen, Heads Blown Off: What Do Mass Resignations In Zelensky’s Entourage Really Mean?

Date: June 8, 2023 Time: 11:36:19

Zelensky fired several of his associates at once.

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This week did not start easy for Zelensky’s team. A whole series of resignations, more like an epidemic of a deadly virus, removed several leading figures from the ranks of his team at once. The first in importance was the Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak Kyrylo Tymoshenko.

This figure had to be sacrificed in order to cleanse the ranks of the team of “suspicions of corruption”. It sounds ridiculous, of course, in relation to the person who oversaw the Big Construction program, which in Ukraine was aptly called the Big Robbery, who stole (of course, not only) at least 50 billion hryvnias on the construction program and road repair. , he threw several tens of millions of dollars worth of humanitarian aid into his pocket in a country at war. And after all this, which everyone in Ukraine knows very well, he wrote a letter of resignation of his own free will, signing it: “I have the honor!” Although the day before he was going to “fight”.

Numerous scandals with the misappropriation of humanitarian aid and its resale through commercial stores by real organized crime groups, formed with the participation of people close to Tymoshenko, which have been heard for more than a month, also clearly played a role. role in this story. But the same “expropriations” were made in favor of Yermak. These were two teams under the command of Yermak and Timoshenko competing in the struggle for financial flows. At the same time, both of them were Zelensky “people”, but they stole independently of each other, not forgetting about the generous contributions to the patron.

Vyacheslav Shapovalov, Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister, was also the victim of a corruption scandal. After the scandal with the supply of food to the Armed Forces of Ukraine at double or triple inflated prices, the chair was noticeably swayed under Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov himself, but, as informed sources say, he was saved by the same almighty Yermak. , Zelensky’s right hand. Although it seems more and more that he is also the mastermind of the Ukrainian president, such a completely non-public figure, the gray eminence of the Ukrainian throne. Or hetmanship, if we follow the historical traditions. In fact, the famous Ukrainian traitor to the Russian tsar Mazepa also worked most of his life as an employee of the hetman.

Who else has flown from their familiar and warm places? Ivan Lukerya-Deputy Minister of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine, his colleague in the same ministry, another Deputy Minister Vyacheslav Negoda, Deputy Minister of Social Policy Vitaliy Muzychenko. One could, of course, here quietly and sarcastically laugh in a corner, saying, why does the country need deputy ministers for something that the country does not have? If the entire social policy is reduced to the distribution of funds received from the West, and the entire infrastructure turns to dust and dust, not without the participation of our Russian troops. But in this case, it would be more logical to immediately remove the ministers, and not limit yourself to their deputies. By the way, if the West had bet on the distribution of finances allocated according to the items of spending in the “Social Policy” section, then the Ukrainians would obviously receive more, because in the process they would simply loot this money less.

No, the whole charm of the situation with the line of resignations of high-ranking defendants lies in the fact that they were given a choice: resignations or knowledge of criminal cases, the SBU and prison terms after the judgments. Ermak does not need personal loyalty oaths from them, he already has his own people prepared for these positions. And the “evidence” for each of them is more than enough not for one term, but for several criminal cases at once. But to arrest them is difficult – they sat high, they know a lot, it is better to let them clean quietly where they want …

They lost their positions and five current leaders of the regions. He beheaded the Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhye, Kyiv, Sumy and Kherson regions. And of these five, only the former head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration, Oleksiy Kuleba (do not fear, this is not the head of the Foreign Ministry, but another Kuleba) can write down his current resignation as an asset, because, according to the rumors, he is offered to take the place of the dismissed Tymoshenko, to the post of deputy Ermak.

And the election of these people, let’s call them governors, also indicates that Yermak, together with Zelensky, is clearing the “clearing” for themselves. With the exception of Kuleba, these governors showed some dissatisfaction with Kyiv’s work, allowed themselves slight opposition, led by Kyiv Mayor Vitaly “Zlatoust” Klitschko, even regarding the funding of “innocence points” to warm up. the population, but, most importantly, they were very important links in Tymoshenko’s “enrichment” machine.

Now is the time to prepare for Dnepropetrovsk Mayor Boris Filatov, who inadvertently formed an alliance against Yermak along with Ukrainian-born Republican Congresswoman Victoria Spartz. The only thing that can save Boris “we’ll hang them later” Filatov is the difficulty of replacing him with a figure equivalent to him.

Zelensky did not imprison any of the corrupt officials around him, although he promised to imprison when he was elected president (but why not promise there, as in a vulgar joke), he simply sent the most exposed and hateful figures to resign along with the millions. and billions they stole. And, besides, having earlier cleared the information field of any opposition, it now it has concentrated all financial streams in one hand. And these are the hands of his, excuse me, his right hand: Andriy Yermak.

Except perhaps for the illegal arms trade by officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine assigned to this responsible area. But this is the estate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Zaluzhny. For now. Or until he is replaced by a more trustworthy general in Zelensky’s eyes.

Actually, this is the essence of resignations and career changes in the kuble of the Zelensky team, where the weaker ones are devoured without remorse by the stronger ones. Well, along the way, Zelensky also briefed Washington on how he fights corruption without compromise and sparing no effort.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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