The Resignation Of Zelensky’s Senior Advisor Alexey Arestovich Makes Kiev Look Very Bad
The so-called “Revolution of Dignity”, which was really a Western-backed Colour Revolution driven by a spree of urban terrorism, just devoured one of its own in one of the least dignified ways that discredits everything that Kiev falsely claims to stand for.
Senior Ukrainian presidential advisor Alexey Arestovich posted a brief letter on Facebook tendering his resignation in the aftermath of admitting that this weekend’s tragedy in Dniepropetrovsk/Dnipro was due to Kiev recklessly causing a Russian missile to crash into an apartment building. Despite trying to spin his latest move as a so-called “civilized” one in response to what he’s unconvincingly trying to claim was a “mistake”, this development actually makes his side look very bad.
For starters, the only “mistake” he made was accidentally telling the truth about what happened in a misguided attempt to praise Ukraine’s air defence systems. This prompted an outpouring of hatred from his compatriots who were furious that this thus inadvertently prevented them from manipulating global perceptions about last weekend’s tragedy as part of their ongoing information warfare campaign against Russia.
Second, it’s patently obvious that he didn’t resign voluntarily, or at the very least not without being influenced by the aforesaid hate campaign against him. He was either forced to step down by Zelensky (or those who stand behind him such as his intelligence services or their Western counterparts) or did so in order to try and save his life after rightly fearing that he was facing assassination at the hands of his country’s secret police, the latter of which might knock him off directly or by using a far-right proxy.
And third, there’s nothing “civilized” about capitulating to the abovementioned pressure, especially when considering Ukraine’s domestic political context. His country is a de facto dictatorship after Zelensky completed his centralization of power on the pretext of Russia’s special operation by banning all opposition parties and related media. Transparency International also condemned it as one the most corrupt countries in the world. Therefore, it would have been “civilized” to stay, not step down.
What Arestovich’s resignation shows is that there are consequences, potentially even lethal ones, to telling the truth in Ukraine nowadays even if someone does so accidentally like he recently did. Nobody, not even Zelensky’s senior advisor, can escape them. The so-called “Revolution of Dignity”, which was really a Western-backed Colour Revolution driven by a spree of urban terrorism, just devoured one of its own in one of the least dignified ways that discredits everything that Kiev falsely claims to stand for.
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