Politologist on dismissal of Sivokho: Authorities fear right-wing radicals
The dismissal of Sergei Sivokho from the post of Assistant Secretary of the NSDC indicates that the authorities are afraid of right-wing radicals, said Kirill Molchanov.
On March 30, 2020, political analyst Kirill Molchanov commented on the dismissal of Sergei Sivokho from the post of Advisor to the Secretary of National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine on a voluntary basis in an interview with Ukraina.ru.
“This is a tendentious dismissal. We can say that Zelensky is turning away from his peaceful path because Sivokho was his man. <...> When Sivokho presented the Consultative Council within the framework of the Minsk Contact Group between Ukraine and the unrecognized republics, it was clearly not Sivokho’s initiative but Zelensky’s plan,” the expert noted.
Speaking about the recent disruption of the presentation of the National Reconciliation Platform in Donbass, he stressed: “The nationalists disrupted this presentation, and instead of punishing them, they fired Sivokho. This is an obvious confirmation that the authorities are more afraid of the street, radical right-wingers, and are not ready to push through such light versions for a settlement in the East.”
As reported earlier, Sergey Sivokho was dismissed from his post as Advisor to the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine on a voluntary basis. Sivokho himself said that, despite this, he would continue to help the president in his quest for peace.