Assistant to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky Andrey Ermak acts in the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin. About it the Russian political analyst Andrei Piontkovsky said on November 13 during an interview with YouTube channel “the Lies of Putin’s regime”.
“For me it is obvious that Andrey Ermak is a consciously acting agent of the Putin regime. And these four people – the highest Ukrainian leadership now: bandit [businessman Igor] Kolomoisky, his attorney [the head of the Office of the President Andrew] Bogdan, Ermak, fulfills the interests of the Kremlin and, perhaps, innocent fool Zelensky. Or actor, perfectly playing the role of innocent fool,” said he.
The analyst States that “the Ermak is very long and hard” stated temporary charge d’affaires of the USA in Ukraine William Taylor and former special representative of US state Department on Ukraine Kurt Volker, “this is Ukraine’s fault in the war” in the Donbass, accusing it of the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
“He resorted to the melodramatic techniques. Been out of pocket almost with tears in the eyes of some photos of the people he declared his relatives (as it turned out, no such relatives of the victims he was not): “Here’s my dead relatives. I hate Poroshenko and will never be able to forgive their death, he is considered responsible for their death, not Putin,” – said Piontkovsky.
In 2014, immediately after the annexation of Crimea, in Eastern Ukraine, Russia has begun armed aggression. Fighting underway between Ukraine’s Armed forces on the one hand, and the Russian army and Russian-backed militants, who control part of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, on the other. Officially, Russia does not recognize its invasion of Ukraine, despite Ukraine presented the facts and evidence.
On 22 October, speaking before the members of the Committee of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress, which is investigating the procedure of impeachment of the President of the United States Donald trump, Taylor told of a conversation with Ermak. Transcript of the testimony of the diplomat was published on the website of the Committee on 6 November. According to Taylor, Ermak showed on the phone photos of dead or wounded in the Donbas relatives. “They showed it to Kurt and me, saying: “Poroshenko is to blame”. They have the emotional level of deep anger at Poroshenko,” said Taylor.
11 Nov 2019, the people’s Deputy from “European solidarity” Irina Gerashchenko said that Zelensky have to tell you, did he give Yermak recommendations to articulate a position that “fits into a narrative of Russian propaganda about the civil war in Ukraine”.
Ermak denied the words of Taylor that he accused Poroshenko in the war in the Donbass.