Zelensky’s former senior advisor/PR master Oleksiy Arestovych admits that Ukraine is unlikely to win against Russia. pic.twitter.com/6CcCshty4p
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) January 22, 2023
It didn’t take Arestovich long after getting thrown under the bus to start attacking the Zelensky regime.
If you knew anything about this guy, you would know he’s not the sort who would respond positively to being thrown under a bus.
He’s now publicly saying the Ukraine is losing the war, which is the exact opposite of what the entire Western world keeps saying.
Ukraine has squandered the opportunity to prevail in the conflict with Russia, Aleksey Arestovich, a former adviser to President Vladimir Zelensky, said on Friday.
Speaking in an interview with political analyst Yuri Romanenko, Arestovich said that “if everyone thinks that we are guaranteed to win the war, it seems very unlikely.”
“What do you think, the assessment of Polish President Andrzej Duda… that there is basically no certainty whether Ukraine will survive… Did he say that for no special reason, or did he say that based on some kind of information?” Arestovich asked.
Well, it seems to me that he said it based on some kind of information.
Duda said several days ago that a “decisive moment” in the conflict could come in a few weeks or months. “And this moment is the answer to the question, if Ukraine will survive or not,” he explained, highlighting the need to support Kiev with Western-made weapons.
Arestovich also warned that Ukraine should not consider itself invincible. “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.”
The former official stated that Ukraine had “missed not only a military opportunity, we lost time, and the Russians began mobilization, restored the front [line] situation, and even created superiority in some places.” He added that “not only did the West not give [Ukraine] weapons, we missed a public chance, in terms of domestic and state [policies].”
I’ve bowed out of reporting on the details of the war itself, but you can go on Twitter and see what’s going on (Southfront is also a good English place for war details). The Ukraine frontline has collapsed, as was predicted to happen in the wake of the Russian mobilization in the first quarter of 2023.
There was always no way that the Ukraine could hold off the Russian military. It took a whole lot longer than anyone would have predicted, because no one would have predicted the lengths to which the US and Europe would go, and no one could have predicted that Ukrainians would be willing to die by the hundreds of thousands, ostensibly to force gay sex on Donetsk children. But the inevitable was always inevitable.
You’re going to see more and more of these Zelenskyists jumping ship.
In fact, it’s actually possible that the reverse of the obvious happened – it’s possible Arestovich got thrown under the bus because he was saying that they were going to lose the war, and not that he’s saying it because he got thrown under the bus. He hasn’t publicly said it until now, but he might have been saying it privately.
Probably, this is going to keep going on and on for years, and I don’t think Putin is ever going to get the commitment that the Ukraine won’t join NATO. Kissinger is now saying they should join NATO. Even at 99 years old, he’s still a bellwether for this sort of thing.
But there is no way Russia won’t control the Donbass permanently, there is no way Russia is going to collapse, there is no way the West is going to score an absolute victory.
Eastern Ukraine will remain in Russia, the rest of the Ukraine will join NATO, both sides will declare victory, and you’ll have a kind of eternal war in certain regions between Russians and Americans/Poles for a while until it finally breaks out into a larger WWIII type conflict.
Assuming he doesn’t have a heart attack and die, Zelensky will keep doing his nightly videos making weird faces.