Yermak has methodically got rid of deputies he inherited from predecessor / The New Voice of Ukraine

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, ex-deputy minister of the Office of the President (Photo:NV)

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, ex-deputy minister of the Office of the President (Photo:NV)

Assistant to an actor-wannabe-candidate, a high position at
Bankova (the street where the Presidential administration is located), the
Great Construction program, and finally dismissal – this is a summary of Kyrylo
Tymoshenko’s recent career. And then there may be also a case coming from the
National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU).

Deputy Head of the Office of the President Kyrylo Tymoshenko left his post on Jan. 24 – of his own volition, as is written in the presidential decree. However, NV sources in the corridors of power are sure that Tymoshenko’s firing had to do with the head of the Office of the President, Andriy Yermak.

In his latest post on Telegram, Tymoshenko himself thanked Zelenskyy for his trust, city mayors for constructive disputes, and the Armed Forces for protecting the country. But he did not say a word about his immediate boss.

Tymoshenko’s departure coincided with the biggest wave of dismissals in power structures during the full-scale war, caused by several corruption scandals in the Cabinet of Ministers.

Tymoshenko had a job in the Office of the President from the first days of Zelenskyy’s presidency. And when Andriy Bohdan, Yermak’s predecessor, left Bankova in February 2020, Tymoshenko remained there under Yermak’s leadership. And while the latter methodically got rid of the deputies he inherited, Tymoshenko held on.

Moreover, in the spring of 2020, he became the curator of the president’s favorite brainchild, the Great Construction, and was responsible for coordination with regional state administrations from the Office of the President. The presidential project thundered across the country: In nine months of 2020 about 7,000 roads were repaired and built in the country.

However, investigations began to appear in the media regarding the existence of cartel agreements in the road construction market that inflated the cost of works. The NABU promised to check the use of funds as well.

According to the sources, Yermak tried to push Tymoshenko away from the media sphere and engage him exclusively in regional politics, although he managed to keep some of the pro-government media projects.

Tymoshenko was one of the founders and curators of the nationwide telethon. According to the publication BIHUS.INFO, he is also connected with the former and current owners of the Kinokit production company, which produces…

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