Attempt to stop leak. Why listening to presidents of Ukraine
In the office of the President of Ukraine is preparing a law criminalizing the publication of closed-door talks officials. Recently, Kyiv has once again appeared in the scandal center from-for published interviews the former head of state Petro Poroshenko and Joe Biden. Will the threat of criminal punishment to prevent such leaks — versed RIA Novosti.
Legislative intent the office of the President Andrey Ermak said in an interview with The Washington Post. "Not normal when someone writes the head of state," he reasoned.
"And there is no difference whether this illegal act, a Ukrainian citizen with a internal motives (of the policy. — Approx. ed.), or some foreign intelligence services are behind this," added pink. The editors of the Washington Post mentioned that the supporters of the trump "for months hunted in Ukraine for Biden's records".
Conversation Ermak publication close to the US Democratic party, it looks as the wish of Kiev to justify to the American establishment. We are talking about the scandal with so-called pellicles Derkach, because of which the Ukraine was again involved in political games of the States.
In may, Verkhovna Rada Deputy Andriy Derkach published records of telephone conversations 2015-2016 Petro Poroshenko and Joe Biden. Judging by the audio files, Biden, the current participant of the election campaign in America, interfered in the internal Affairs of Ukraine. Film transferred to the office of the Prosecutor for violations against Poroshenko the criminal case of state treason.
The family of former Vice-President of the United States had already lit up in the scandal connected with Ukrainian politics. According to media reports, Biden's son received large sums from the gas company Burisma Holdings from spring 2014 to fall 2015. It was then that Biden Sr. was representative of Washington on Ukraine.
In the beginning of this year, the State Bureau of investigation of Ukraine brought the case to a us citizen, which put pressure on the former Prosecutor General Viktor Shokina. Allegedly, the suspect — Joe Biden. Shokin and he demanded to understand with the Vice-President of the United States for attempting to curtail "criminal proceedings on the illegal activities of persons associated with the company Burisma Holding Limited".
Therefore, in the headquarters of the Biden tapes Derkach was not happy, although his spokesman called a minor scandal.
Oil poured into the fire, the statement of another member of Parliament, Oleksandr Onishchenko, that Zelensky is not in control of security agencies: the security Service of Ukraine (SBU), a Special anti-corruption Prosecutor's office and the National anti-corruption Bureau. Run by these agencies, according to former parliamentarian of the U.S. Embassy, which is supervised by Democrats.
In 2019 Onishchenko claimed that Biden, Jr., an undercover Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) has removed millions of dollars from the accounts of Burisma. Moreover, the payments to the family of Biden held officially and unofficially.
Three years earlier, Onishchenko himself was accused of fraud and stripped of parliamentary immunity. From the Ukraine he escaped, he was arrested in Germany at the end of 2019 before departure to USA to participate in a press conference on Biden. "I was preparing for the presentation of the book "Peter the Fifth" with more details of corruption Poroshenko, — said Onishchenko edition "Strenia". — The now popular "film of Biden" was planned to unveil at a press conference, where I missed because of the arrest".
Scandals with the publication of the conversations of top officials and politicians — a familiar story for Ukraine. Last fall the public was betrayed by a phone conversation of Donald trump with Zelensky. After that, the U.S. house of representatives, where the majority of the Democrats trying to impeach the President. Trump, according to his opponents, spoke with her Ukrainian counterpart to start an investigation of Biden Jr. The impeachment failed.
But there were also purely domestic scandals. In January, the Network leaked the audio recording — it is, presumably, the Prime Minister Alexey Goncharuk discussed competence Zelensky and noted that a very primitive understanding of Economics. The Prime Minister called it mediately, and the President instructed law enforcement agencies two weeks to find someone who recorded it. Prime Minister submitted his resignation, but he was not fired — on the assurances of the Ukrainian media, Goncharuk was supported by "Western partners" and the international monetary Fund (IMF). But in early March, the head of government left office.
A lot of noise at the time caused a so-called cassette scandal. Twenty years ago the leader of the Socialist party of Ukraine Oleksandr Moroz published a transcript, where someone with the voice of President Leonid Kuchma ordered to eliminate the well-known journalist Georgy Gongadze.
The head of the us Embassy in Kiev then stated that Washington has no doubt of the authenticity of records. The major of Management gosokhrana Nikolay Melnichenko, who organized the wiretapping Kuchma, sent to the USA where he asked for political asylum.
The legislative prohibition of leaks are unlikely to give the result, says the Agency's Director of social communications Sergey Belasco. "Members of Parliament, for example, publish the entries in fulfilling their duties through the Committee on security issues. And hand over to the Prosecutor. In General, this (statement of Ermak. — Approx. ed.) is similar to the intimidation, Yes, but frightening fears most of all," he explains.
"People are looking for every opportunity to rectify the situation, and it is getting worse: extinguish fire with gasoline," — says Belasco the efforts of Ukrainian politicians.
Americanist Dmitry Drobnicki believes that the prohibition of leaks — the story equally Ukrainian and American. "After the Euromaidan external control of Ukraine was carried out by Victoria Nuland and Joe Biden. Without them was not allowed, no conflict, not performed any important purpose. But for Biden, unlike Nuland, ideological issues are not so important. Joe also wanted to enrich themselves," — recalls the expert.
However, the victory of Donald trump in the presidential election of 2016 was announced on Monday. "Kiev did not expect such a turn. And Ukraine has become unmanageable," says Drobnicki.
About Kiev in Washington remembered closer to new elections, and Zelensky is now in a difficult position. "The Ukrainian direction was supported by the mercy of the bureaucrats of the state Department, who have long tried to convince trump that young democracy can not throw, — says americanist. — Although the President wanted to push Ukraine from the hands of Europe. And now none of the parties fight the election in the US will not accept from Zelensky vague answers. To define who he is, require hard."
Kiev has one hope, concludes Drobnicki: in Washington would be so into wrestling that I would forget about Ukraine.