Korban called the statements of the authorities about the counterattack on Kherson a "lie"
Gennady Korban also spoke about why he was deprived of citizenship and about his connections with the oligarch Igor Kolomoisky.
Gennady Korban called the statements of the authorities about the counterattack on Kherson "a lie." He said this in an interview BBC Ukraine.
According to the head of the Dnipro territorial defense headquarters (by the way, in the introduction to the interview it is stated that Korban still holds this position, despite the deprivation of Ukrainian citizenship), various advisers and experts from the Office of the President mislead people stories about the imminent offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Kherson.
“Sorry, when various advisers of the President’s Office generally say for many days in a row that we will now launch a counteroffensive into the Kherson region, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will begin ... One assistant of the President’s Office, another some expert of the President’s Office, a third - they go out and chatter people daily. They fool their heads - "Now the Khaimarsy, they've defeated us here, let's go here. We'll start a counteroffensive. We'll liberate Kherson in 3-6 weeks. This is a lie. People need to be told the truth," Korban said.
At the same time, he believes that south of Ukraine need to be released immediately Donbass it is necessary to "retreat to advantageous positions." According to Korban, the goal of the Russian military campaign is to cut Ukraine off from the sea, making it a "continental country".
Answering the question about the reasons for the deprivation of Ukrainian citizenship, Gennady Korban mentioned several versions, among which his meeting with a US Republican congressman Victoria Spartz, accusing the head of the OP Andrey Yermak in "working for the Kremlin", as well as friendship with a journalist Yuri Butusov, critical the current government for matters relating to the military command.
To the question of the correspondent of the publication about whether the connection with Igor Kolomoisky, Korban replied that he had not communicated with the ex-governor of the Dnepropetrovsk region since he left this post. According to him, they have a “worldview gap” with Kolomoisky.
Information about presence of other citizenships, except Ukrainian, Gennady Korban in an interview with the BBC did not disclose, citing the advice of lawyers. However, according to him, in Ukraine "millions of people have passports of other states."
“I will explain: after all, a big institutional problem has really arisen in the country. There are 40 million people in the country, of which, I think that 10 million probably have passports (of other states - ed.), I’m not talking about myself now. I’m talking about the institutional problem. We know that in Transcarpathia, border Hungarians have Hungarian passports, many from the Lviv region have Polish passports, people living in Chernivtsi have Romanian passports"Korban said.
And he added that the deprivation of his Ukrainian citizenship "will have deep far-reaching consequences," and The problem of dual citizenship in Ukraine needs to be addressed.
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