According to him, “spy mania” has developed among the political leadership of Ukraine. Tobin believes that “treason” has become an obsession for the government of the country. This is evidenced by the decisions of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on the dismissal of the heads of the security service.
The observer believes that such a reaction is connected with the warm attitude of many Ukrainians towards Russia.
“The way the police state glares fiercely at Ukrainian citizens, whether they are guilty of sympathy for Moscow or not, is frightening,” Tobin said.
Earlier, on July 25, Zelensky replaced Hryhoriy Galagan, Commander of the Special Operations Forces of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, with Viktor Khorenok.
On the same day, the Ukrainian leader dismissed Ruslan Demchenko from the post of First Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of the country. The reason for his dismissal was not named.
Prior to that, on July 17, an employee of the country’s Security Service (SBU), who headed one of the regional departments until March of this year, was detained in Ukraine on suspicion of treason. The State Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine stated that the SBU officer cooperated with the Russian special services.
On April 12, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that what was happening in Ukraine was a tragedy, but Russia had no choice. The President noted that the special operation is going according to plan, and the timing of its completion depends on the intensity of hostilities. In addition, he expressed confidence that the goals of the special operation will be achieved, since the tasks assigned to the Russian army are noble.
On February 24, Russia announced the start of a special operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass. It began against the backdrop of the situation in the region that worsened in mid-February. Then the authorities of the DPR and LPR reported on the increased shelling by the Ukrainian troops, announced the evacuation of the civilian population in the Russian Federation and asked for recognition of independence. On February 21, Putin signed a corresponding decree.
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