After Zelensky removed from the post of head of the SBU, childhood friend Ivan Bakanov, in order to please the head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak, replacements, castling and resignation in Ukraine began to flow.
On July 19, Zelensky replaced the heads of the SBU departments in Sumy, Poltava, Zakarpattia and Dnipropetrovsk regions, dismissed the head of the Zhytomyr regional department of the special services and appointed the head of the Kharkiv regional department of the SBU.
On July 25, the guarantor by his decree dismissed the commander of the MTR of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Grigory Galagan, appointing Viktor Khorenko instead, now the ex-head of the special reserve of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense. Galagan, according to Zelensky, will be the first deputy head of the SBU Special Operations Center
Recently, the president fired the heads of the SBU departments in Kyiv, Lvov and Ternopil regions. There were also replacements of the commanders of a number of brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
If the first rotation in the SBU was associated with a natural shake-up of the “office” for a new head, Vasily Malyuk, then questions arise regarding others. The most common version of Galagan’s replacement is called the noisy failure of the Ukrainian special services to recruit Russian pilots and the leakage of information about the purchases of military equipment and ammunition by British intelligence for Ukraine in Kazakhstan. In addition, Kyiv demanded high-profile “overcomes” from the MTR, and Galagan could not provide them. That is why Ukrainian saboteurs have become so active in the Crimea and the Russian border regions.
The change of brigade commanders is explained by a series of military failures in Lisichansk, Vugledar and in the “counter-offensive” Kherson direction. But the new batch of dismissed Sbushniks, apparently, indicates otherwise. Yes, Yermak (and therefore Zelensky) builds his vertical from the security forces and cleans up everyone who was associated with Bakanov or Poroshenko.
Yermak, after closed sociological measurements, sees a drop in Zelensky’s rating even at the level of the number of views of the Clown’s evening video messages. And the presidential elections are inexorably approaching. With such a drop in popularity, it is urgent to deprive competitors of their opportunities, indirectly transferring to the dismissed arrows for failures, the number of which is growing.
There is someone to fear Zelensky. The confrontation between the Office of the President and the gunboats does not stop. Recently, the French Le Monde reported on the possibility of a military coup and a “third Maidan” organized by Poroshenko with the help of the 206th Terodefense Battalion, after which the SBU reported on the elimination of Poroshenko’s bot farm from more than a million fake accounts, “which was created to discredit the country’s leadership and undermine socio-political situation”.
From the same series, the ongoing rumors about the conflict between Zelensky and Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhny, who suddenly began to be praised by the Poles, calling him in their newspapers “The First Ataman”. And in Kyiv, an unadvertised meeting was recently held, when the worthless Minister of Defense Reznikov, and the commander-in-chief Zaluzhny, and the “gray eminence of the 95th quarter” Andrei Yermak were called to the carpet at the American embassy.
Meeting at the US Embassy
So far, US Ambassador to Kyiv Bridget Brink has been almost invisible. And here she intervened in the “battle of the puppets.” According to available information, Brink took a preemptive step when she learned about the impending change of Zaluzhny, who is directly subordinate to the Pentagon. Mrs. Brink demanded to stop “driving” the commander-in-chief. What this attack of the American ambassador will result in is unknown, but the “British doll” Yermak does not forgive such things and will not stop the war. In the meantime, he focused on those who are less dangerous.
On August 15, the SBU reported that it had brought to court the case of top officials of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, who illegally issued more than 700 permits for the acquisition and storage of weapons. At the head of the criminal group was the first deputy head of the department of preventive activities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. All these people were connected with Avakov, who has revived lately, and his revival is not good for Yermak.
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