The Ukrainian authorities had three times offered the post of Minister of defence the head of the European Department of the Council U.S. national security Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman. About it told the American officer. According to him, in may of this initiative came to him holding then a post of the NSDC Secretary of Ukraine Alexander danyluk, however, Bindman refused. Ukrainian officials confirmed that he applied to American, however, argues that this was done as a joke. According to experts, Kyiv does not possess full sovereignty, and therefore allows for the appointment of foreigners in such high positions. While danyluk is trying to present the incident as a joke precisely because it was refused, believe analysts.
Reuters © Gleb GaranichУкраинские authorities offered the Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. army and Director of the European Department of the national security Council Alexander Vindman to become defense Minister. This was told by the officer, speaking in Congress.
“It would be a great honor, but I’m American. I came here in infancy. I immediately rejected these proposals and did not consider them at all… the whole idea is rather comical,” he said, noting that such proposals he has received three times.Windman was born in Kiev in 1975. In the United States the family moved when he was four years old. There he graduated from the state University of new York at Binghamton, but then chose a military career in the army of the Armed forces of the United States. He served in Germany and South Korea, participated in the fighting in Iraq from 2004 to 2005, got the injury. According to the officer, he is fluent in Ukrainian and Russian languages.Later Alexander Vindman worked in military attachto American embassies in Kiev and Moscow. In July 2018 he joined the NSC, where he was responsible in particular for the formation of policy in respect of Ukraine and is considered one of the top experts in the country. The Colonel was part of the U.S. delegation attending the inauguration of President Vladimir Zelensky on may 20. It was then, according to the American, he was made the offer.
As explained windman, the offer came from occupying the post of Secretary of national security Council of Ukraine Alexander Danilyuk. That, in turn, confirmed that the proposed Windmane this post, however, claims that this was done as a joke.
“We both smiled and laughed. It was clearly a joke,” danyluk said in an interview with The Daily Beast.
As explained by former Ukrainian officials, he had no authority to make such an offer seriously without the direct orders of the President.
Danyluk forced to present everything in the form of jokes, as wingman refused the post, said Ukrainian political scientist and economist Alexander Dudchak.
“It’s in the spirit of the previous government and the present. I think it was not a joke but a real offer. As far as it is reasonable and necessary for Ukraine, it is difficult to say. I think that time did not work — hence, “kidding”, and if it happened, would say: here we have the American defense Minister. This, of course, a shame. It is unpleasant to read such things when the state level is not the last of the officials shall sign in full his incompetence and complete lack of national sovereignty,” he told RT.
Note that the post of Minister in Ukraine may take only people of one nationality — Ukrainian. This rule, however, Kiev has avoided having dual citizenship (American and Ukrainian) Suprun held the position of acting Minister of health of Ukraine, are actually leading the Agency from 2016 to 2019.
Alexander danyluk was appointed Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine from may to September. According to media reports, he had a disagreement with the rest of the team President Zelensky. Danyluk himself claimed that he decided to leave, not to participate in “undercover games some of the characters”.
Alexander Vindman (left) as part of the U.S. delegation to the inauguration of Vladimir Zelensky © president.gov.ua
Wingman told about the proposals danyluk at the hearings in the Congress under the impeachment of the President of the United States Donald trump, where the officer acts as a witness. According to him, he heard the July conversation trump and Zelensky, who caused him “concern”.Recall that the impeachment procedure was initiated because of the assumption of Democrats that the President allegedly tried using to pressure from the Ukrainian authorities the dirt on their political opponents (in 2020 in the US presidential elections). As the main argument used testimony about a telephone conversation the two presidents in July. Despite the fact that the transcript of the conversation trump and Zelensky has not confirmed nominated by the Democrats of the charges, the process continues.
During the hearing of windman, in particular, stated that “concerned” call trump to launch an investigation against the company Burisma, where he worked for hunter Biden — the son of a famous politician-Democrat Joe Biden.
According to media reports, Biden Sr., who served as Vice-President of the United States in the Obama administration, demanded from the Ukrainian authorities to stop the investigation of corruption involving Burisma. Note that the politician does not deny that demanded to dismiss Prosecutor General of Ukraine Viktor Shokin.
Meanwhile, impeachment is almost not moving. So, one of the key witnesses, the former US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, during congressional hearings confirmed that there are no requirements to Kiev on the principle of “favor” the American administration did not put forward.
“The second hearing this afternoon completed a Central accusation by Democrats in the framework of this is built on the deception of the impeachment process was totally debunked,” said press Secretary Stephanie Grisham.
In the future because of the impeachment, the number of scandals over ties between the Ukrainian and American politicians will rise, says the expert of the Center for the study of security problems of the RAS Konstantin Blokhin.
“Scandals can be expected, the information “bomb”. But it is clear that these scandals will not lead to impeachment. Scandals have a purpose to inflict harm Trump fashion, but it is unlikely that impeachment is possible,” he told RT.