The newly elected President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky has not yet had time to take office, as around the members of his team has already erupted the first scandal. And it is connected with a name of the former Deputy editor-in-chief of “Ukrainian truth”, the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Sergey Leshchenko
A young and ambitious politician, who has established himself as a grantee of American non-profit organizations, was one of the reasons why the lawyer of the President of the United States Donald trump Rudolf Giuliani canceled his visit to Ukraine and a meeting with Zelensky. In an interview with Fox News, the lawyer said that Zelensky was surrounded by obvious enemies of his client. Among them he called Sergei Leshchenko:
He has already been found guilty about our 2016 election. Under these circumstances, the meeting would be ineffective and could be in the hands of those who would want to distort its essence.
Leshchenko considers extreme in Giuliani’s demarche of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko. According to the MP, he allegedly lied about the case “Borisky” closed because of Biden, and it was made by Lutsenko himself; lied that the black accounts Manafort rigged, and of the examination argue the opposite; lied, Leshchenko and head of the National anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine Sytnyk condemned for interfering in American elections, and it really was an administrative court at the suit of Rosenblatt, and the solution
He [Lutsenko] threw Ukraine like a log into the burning fire of the war between Republicans and Democrats,” Leshchenko said during his briefing.
The people’s Deputy added that Lutsenko thus through Giuliani tries to avoid the inevitable resignation which Zelensky already announced.
According to Leshchenko, Lutsenko allegedly “sold” Giuliani invented his story about how former us Vice President Joseph Biden and Secretary of state John Kerry received bribes from the former Minister of Yanukovych and the owner of the gas company “Burma” Nikolai Zlochevsky bribes in return for his immunity in Ukraine. And during his last trip to Kiev Biden allegedly demanded from Poroshenko guarantees that no one will investigate the activities of “Burma”, promising in return to help in establishing contacts with the new trump administration.This dirt on Biden surfaced in connection with the ongoing investigation in the US of Ukraine’s interference in us presidential elections in 2016 on the side of Hillary Clinton. It should be noted that Biden has already announced his candidacy for the presidential elections in 2020 from the Democratic party. Thus, Trump is already trying to strike at his possible competitor. And the bargaining chip in this American domestic political battle was Ukraine, whose politicians in an effort to witness their absolute loyalty to the then American elite first took an active part in discrediting trump and his team members, and now receive a full “response”.
Ukraine backfired the case of Manafort
Recall that shortly before the inauguration of trump in January 2017, the American edition of Politico published a large material entitled “Ukraine tried to prevent the election of trump”, which were analyzed in detail the actions of Kiev to discredit the Republican candidate through the head of his election headquarters Paul Manafort.
So, the Ukrainian people’s Deputy from the ruling “Petro Poroshenko Bloc” Sergey Leshchenko in August 2016 accused Manafort of receiving more than $ 12 million (undeclared in the US) for lobbying the interests of the “Party of regions” and former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. This information was confirmed by the Director of NABU Artem Sytnik, who said that the name of Manafort appears in the so-called shadow accounting “Party of Regions”. This caused a scandal in the midst of the election campaign and the early resignation of Manafort. In August 2018, former trump Advisor was sentenced to 3 years and 11 months in prison on charges of tax and Bank Fraud. In March 2019, at the re-hearing, Manafort’s prison term was increased by another 3.5 years.\
It is noteworthy that his actions against Manafort Leshchenko then openly explained by the fact that Donald Trump — “Pro-Russian candidate who can disrupt the geopolitical balance in the world”In turn, the District administrative court of Kiev in December 2018 satisfied the claim of people’s Deputy of Ukraine Boris Rosenblat on the recognition of illegal actions of Leshchenko and Sytnik on the dissemination of information about Manafort, which harmed the interests of Ukraine. Leshchenko appealed this decision to a higher court and accused the Administration of President Poroshenko of pressure on the court, which, they say, thus tried to earn additional loyalty from the trump administration before the presidential elections in Ukraine.
Last chance for Lutsenko
However, Poroshenko and Prosecutor General Lutsenko’s attempts to justify themselves to trump for supporting Clinton in 2016 and remain in power were fruitless. In Washington, they made a bet on the opponent of the oligarch who is living out his last days on the Bank President. And now the trump administration is naturally going to exclude from the administration of its Ukrainian colony those puppets who, in their loyalty to the former Obama administration, have crossed all possible boundaries not only of subordination, but also of elementary decency, representatives of the outgoing Poroshenko team, who, by and large, have nothing to lose, are trying to cling to the last straw, helpfully helping trump’s team to identify his most active enemies in the camp of the new President Zelensky. And while in this field the most active Prosecutor General Lutsenko. Even before the first round of the presidential elections in the Untrustworthy, he framed the now former us envoy to Kiev, Marie Jovanovic, saying about the allegedly transferred to him from her side in August 2016, the list of untouchables for the Ukrainian justice of persons determined by the Obama administration.
Later, the former commander of the national Council “Aidar”, Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Sergey Melnichuk published the alleged list of 13 names. Among them, there were people’s deputies Sergey Leshchenko, Mustafa Nayem, Sergey Pashinsky, ex-the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the main person involved in a scandal about corruption in “Ukroboronprom” Oleg Gladkovsky-Svinarchuk and a number of other well-known persons Political “boiler” for the Ukrainian ill-wishers of trump.
As noted in an interview with the Ukrainian portal “Observer” lawyer Rostislav Kravets, Ukrainian Deputy Sergei Leshchenko may face criminal prosecution in the US in the case of interference in the American elections. He also noted that the team of the new President of Ukraine will have to distance itself from Leshchenko, otherwise it may have problems with the administration of trump.
However, it is not necessary to hang all the dogs on accident Leshchenko. There are too many in the Ukrainian ruling elite who actively supported Clinton in 2016, sinking to sharp attacks and insults towards her opponent. However, on the night of November 9, 2016, when the name of the new us President finally became known, they diligently cleaned up their social networks. However, meticulous users had to keep everything together.
So, the head of the MIA of Ukraine Arsen Avakov on 31 July 2016 in your Facebook called trump a “dangerous outcast”, pandering to Putin. During the last presidential campaign in Ukraine Avakov actively played on the party at first Yulia Tymoshenko, and then Vladimir Zelensky — in exchange for preservation for himself a post of the Minister of Internal Affairs with the corresponding power resource. According to some reports, the relevant agreements were reached between Avakov and oligarch Igor Kolomoisky. But the last word here will still be for the “Washington regional Committee”. Judging by the frequent visits of the Ukrainian Minister to the United States, he has a certain lobby there. How much this lobby has an impact on the trump administration, we will know depending on whether Avakov and his Department will be affected by personnel changes after the inauguration of Zelensky.
In the meantime, we will continue the amusing search for trump’s enemies in the Ukrainian political elite:
So, MP Anton Gerashchenko during the summer and autumn of 2016 issued several incriminating tirades, threatening to make trump in the lists of the site “Peacemaker”. And in the recording of October 11, 2016, Gerashchenko announced that Clinton “with a slight smile and sparkling humor destroyed the remnants of trump’s hopes of winning the presidential race,” adding that he would vote for Hillary. But most of all in the insults of the then us presidential candidate came the former permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN Yuri Sergeev. In his Twitter, the retired diplomat called trump “a deranged clown”, representing for the United States “a greater danger than terrorism”. However, after trump won the election, Sergeev shyly erased from the network his attack, which, however, users have already managed to save. The ability of Ukrainian politicians to quickly change their shoes in the air can only envy. At the same time, Kiev continued to put the hope that the investigation of special Prosecutor Mueller on the alleged Russian interference in us presidential elections on the side of the Republican candidate will end with the inevitable “trumpgate”. And now believe that in 2020 it will be replaced by a long-time “friend of Ukraine” Biden. Therefore, we would not like to spoil relations with him in advance.
However, before the next us election is still a year and a half, and Washington has now taken care to rid the environment of the new Ukrainian President from toxic figures for trump and forced to start an investigation on Biden. According to The Washington Post, Zelensky’s team has already reacted rather nervously to pressure from the trump administration, saying that “this is not our war.”
However, hardly anyone in the White House will ask the new Ukrainian leadership what they want or do not want. Ukraine was and remains a territory devoid of even the slightest political independence, completely dependent on the will of the American administration and is a bargaining chip in a big geopolitical game. Any attempts of “Papuans” to curry favor with “white gentlemen” inevitably come to an end for them political “coppers”.