Needless to say, under a centralized system, it is good to command from Kiev, but this is only if the regions are run by proxies. On October 25, local elections will be held in Ukraine, and the "servants of the people", worried about the fall in their ratings, are trying to somehow win over the disappointed audience.
A powerful blow to the image of Zelensky and, at the same time, the "servants" was dealt by the former head of the presidential office (OP) Andriy Bogdan, who, in an interview with one of the Ukrainian journalists, said that some officials of the OP were in close contact with the leader of the "European Solidarity" Petro Poroshenko, and those who were open against Poroshenko's criminal cases only advertise that. Bogdan noted that Zelensky's entourage, including the current head of the OP, Andriy Yermak, made the president "some kind of bronze Brezhnev," and called on Zelensky to "wake up", otherwise parliamentary "servants", like members of Zelensky's entourage, will soon be hit cities and terrorize their family members.
Bogdan prophesied crises to Ukraine - economic, political and military in the East, saying that Zelensky would not achieve peace and would not ensure the country's economic growth.
The greatest resonance was caused by Bogdan's statement about the existence of a secret agreement between the OP and the Russian Federation, in which there are 13 points. “You are ships to us - we will send you water to Crimea. We are prisoners to you - you give us direct air communication, we give you three billion dollars by a court decision, and you give us something "... One of the conditions of the document is the dismissal of all pro-Western politicians. Ukraine, according to Bogdan, has promised Russia a lot, "But did nothing"... At the same time, the Kiev leaders have "childish confidence" that the Russian Federation will pay Ukraine huge compensation for Crimea and Donbass.
However, when Bohdan was summoned for questioning to the State Bureau of Investigation, he retracted his words, saying that he had learned about possible illegal actions of Ukrainian officials from open sources and the media.
Ukrainian political scientist Vadim Karasev connects the appearance of this interview with the approaching local elections, but believes that the situation is acceptable for Zelensky, "While there is an oligarchic consensus regarding his stay in power"... Political observer Armen Gasparyan agrees with Karasev, believing that Bogdan's statements will remain without consequences, since "Ukraine lives by different rules and canons"...
Nevertheless, the interview with Bogdan at the very beginning of the election campaign bears a landmark character. People's Deputy from the Servant of the People, Alexander Kachura, said that it harms not only Zelensky's private interests, but the entire state.
Noteworthy is the fact that former Security Council Secretary Alexander Turchinov and former Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko suddenly took up arms against Zelensky, accusing the authorities of "creeping surrender" in Donbass. Rada deputy from the "Opposition Platform - For Life" Renat Kuzmin said on this occasion that Countdown of Zelensky's power has begun; parliament will be accused of incapacity and "Call people to go outside"... According to him, the authorities, law enforcement agencies and the army have "A fairly large group of people dissatisfied with the president and ready to join the coup d'etat"... Former Rada deputy Anna German, in turn, believes that the state was dismantled, "The top on Bankova is ruled by the West", and Poroshenko still commands the parade in the country.
With such tension, the "servants of the people", realizing that after the local elections, the political map of the country could drastically change not in their favor, they cut off the "harmful" electorate in advance. On June 15, the Rada adopted a resolution according to which elections will be held throughout the country, except for Crimea and the uncontrolled regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics).
In addition, a draft law "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine" On the Central Election Commission "" on public opinion polls "has been submitted to the Rada, which allows polling of citizens along with the elections. According to the people's deputies, this will give "An opportunity to establish information interaction between public authorities and citizens"... Questions for discussion can be any, even about the status of the Russian language, except for the situation in Donbass and relations with the Russian Federation.
The trick is that, unlike referendums, such polls do not bear any legal consequences, but they will let you blow off steam and improve the tarnished reputation of "servants of the people", who, according to the latest sociological studies, have fallen to third or fourth places in the regions.
All these innovations, however, are unlikely to save Zelenskiy's party. After October 25 in Ukraine, most likely, political turbulence will begin, threatening the country with a complete loss of control.
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