By David Sole
In another sign that Ukraine’s war on behalf of the U.S. and NATO is failing, President Volodymyr Zelensky “suspended” Ukraine’s top security officer and the Prosecutor General. Ivan Bakanov, a long-time friend of the Ukrainian president, was head of the Security Service (SBU) since 2019 before getting the ax on July 10. In addition, Iryna Venediktova lost her position as Prosecutor General of Ukraine. According to the BBC Zelensky cited “many cases of treason in the two powerful organizations….A total of 651 collaboration and treason cases had been opened against law enforcement officials.”
Since the beginning of the Russian Federation’s Special Military Operation in Ukraine on February 24, 2022, a number of top Ukrainian military officers, security officials, politicians and diplomats have been fired or arrested for supposed treason and collaboration with the Russians.
These latest suspensions come as Ukraine’s military situation deteriorates. Despite vast amounts of advanced military hardware from the U.S. and European nations, Russian Federation forces, joined by Ukrainian militias from the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk provinces, have solidified their control over the Donbas region. This was a major goal announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the start of the hostilities.
Since the 2014 CIA engineered Ukraine coup ousted the elected president, the mainly ethnically Russian Donbas region had been under military attack. Over 14,000 people had been killed in the eight years prior to the Special Military Operation earlier this year.
Zelensky has proven to be determined to pursue the war and is counting on greater involvement by the U.S. and NATO to reverse his disastrous course. Blaming those around you for your own failure cannot reverse the situation and only exposes the growing weakness of the Ukrainian right-wing leaders….