There shouldn’t be any doubt that Zelensky’s former advisor Alexei Arestovich is literally risking his life to tell Ukrainians the tough truth that they so urgently need to hear. Kiev is unlikely to beat Russia, the prediction of which aligns with the latest public assessments from American and Polish officials, and this outcome is indisputably due in part to the vicious (and potentially even lethal) infighting that afflicts the Ukrainian leadership. Arestovich thus did a patriotic service, but he might ultimately pay for it with his life.
Zelensky’s former advisor Alexey Arestovich, who resigned under immense pressure after inadvertently admitting Kiev’s culpability in this month’s Dnipropetrovsk/Dnipro tragedy, is risking his life to tell Ukrainians the truth about NATO’s proxy war on Russia. According to him, it’s unlikely that his side will prevail in this conflict since Kiev already supposedly missed plenty of military-political opportunities that Russia ended up taking instead and which thus made it superior in some respects, he said.
With this in mind, Arestovich extended credence to Polish President Andrzej Duda’s dire warning that Ukraine might ultimately not survive Russia’s special operation, which this former advisor said could have been shared with the world “based on some kind of (secret) information”. This provocative remark suggests that Zelensky and his ilk are hiding the tough truth from the Ukrainian people, the innuendo of which breaks all their country’s taboos and thus puts Arestovich’s life in immediate danger.
He went even further too by implying that his former boss’ team is full of infighting when saying that “We are invincible only until we are at each other’s throat. When this happens, we are pretty much vincible, in a short time and unexpectedly for ourselves.” This is especially scandalous in light of last week’s helicopter crash outside Kiev that ended up killing Interior Minister Denis Monastyrsky and his team, particularly after Zelensky told Davos that there are “no accidents in war time.”
Arestovich has always had an independent streak even during his prior tenure as Ukraine’s de facto chief propagandist, but now he’s totally gone “rogue” in the context of his country’s so-called “political correctness”. He no longer cares about covering up the truth but is instead revealing that which his former boss would obviously prefer to be kept hidden, namely that Kiev is unlikely to beat Russia exactly as the US’ Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley declared the day prior.
Any skeptics who doubted that top American military official’s assessment, which fully aligned with the Polish leadership’s that was articulated in the days before Milley’s admission, should now be convinced of its veracity after Zelensky’s former advisor just extended it credence. Arestovich’s implied revelation that there’s serious infighting in the Ukrainian government and the innuendo that the Interior Minister might have even been killed as a result of it is what really crossed Kiev’s red line, however.
It’s one thing to repeat what American and Polish officials just said, no matter how “politically incorrect”, and another entirely to suggest that Ukrainian infighting isn’t just lethal for those caught in the resultant crossfire (perhaps even literally like in Monastyrsky’s case) but is also responsible for Kiev likely losing NATO’s proxy war on Russia. No Ukrainian official up until this time, whether former or presently serving, had dared to share these tough truths.
Arestovich’s prior time as Ukraine’s de facto chief propagandist resulted in him generating enormous trust among the masses that still remains in effect despite his so-called “faux pas” last week wherein he inadvertently admitted Kiev’s culpability in the Dnipropetrovsk/Dnipro tragedy. People believe what he says, which is why Zelensky and his ilk are likely to regard his latest words as a direct threat to their power, ergo the reason why Arestovich might soon be assassinated by the SBU unless he first flees.
There’s also the chance, however slim it might be, that some elements of Ukraine’s powerful military-intelligence services support him. In that scenario, he might end up under their protection and thus be allowed to continue dropping his truth bombs on Zelensky, the purpose of which would be to generate anti-government sentiment ahead of a regime change against him (whether democratically in advance of spring 2024’s next elections or via a Color Revolution or even some sort of coup).
In any case, there shouldn’t be any doubt that Arestovich is literally risking his life to tell Ukrainians the tough truth that they so urgently need to hear. Kiev is unlikely to beat Russia, the prediction of which aligns with the latest public assessments from American and Polish officials, and this outcome is indisputably due in part to the vicious (and potentially even lethal) infighting that afflicts the Ukrainian leadership. Arestovich thus did a patriotic service, but he might ultimately pay for it with his life.