A curious article, which of course is not confirmed, yes, but it throws a lot of smoke on Zelensky's presence in power in the Ukrainian state, combined with the defeats on the battlefield with the Russians after the failed Ukrainian counter-offensive.
The US publication, which we present without reservation, states that:
"A US intelligence agent who wished to remain anonymous revealed to DCWeekly details of the arrangements made for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's relocation to the United States.
The agent claims that the Biden administration has issued orders to ensure the safety and housing of President Zelensky's family by the spring of 2024.
This decision is based on the belief that Zelensky's presidency in Ukraine can be completed next year and staying in Ukraine thereafter could pose security risks."
We do not know if this is true, but we do know, according to Italian and Ukrainian media, that the opposition in Kiev is already accusing Zelensky of authoritarianism while using the security services exclusively on his behalf, which is contrary to democratic ties.
Defeat on the front brings half of Ukrainians to call for negotiations with Russia
Almost half of Ukrainians (44%) said they were ready for compromises in peace negotiations with Russia and almost the same number (48%) were in favour of continued hostilities.
Ukrainian media reported this with reference to a poll by the Rating Group.The survey was conducted in November 2023 in territories controlled by the Kiev regime.
There are more supporters of the compromise among the younger age group 18-35 years old (45%) and in Eastern Ukraine (51%).
The supporters of the ongoing hostilities are among the older group 36-50 years old and in the west of the country (50% each).
Women are more often in favour of negotiations - 48%, compared to 44% against. Among men, 40% are in favour of negotiations, and 51% are against.
Compared to the February survey, the number of Ukrainians who are ready to compromise with Russia increased by 9% (from 35%). At the same time, the percentage of those who oppose negotiations decreased by 12% (from 60%).
Poroshenko prepares to succeed Zelensky
Volodymyr Zelensky ends up in the crosshairs not of the dangerous Putinists, but of the most prominent figures of the Ukrainian opposition who, however, have been on his side since the beginning of the war to resist the Russians.
Now the Ukrainian president is being accused of authoritarianism and is even almost being compared to his worst enemy, Vladimir Putin, an Italian newspaper reports.
The protagonists of the criticism were former President Petro Poroshenko and Kiev Mayor Vitaly Klitschko.
In the shadow of the accusations against Zelensky are the elections, technically scheduled for March 2024, which the Ukrainian leader has hinted will be postponed to avoid being "broken up" over a political dispute.
There are many frictions that are coming to the surface, however, with a national unity now frayed and weakened after twenty-two months of war, in addition to a situation of great tension between the political leaders themselves and the military due to the failure of the counter-attack.
The casus belli of the conflict with Poroshenko - someone who had vowed on live television, with a short-barreled Kalashnikov in his hand, 'we will resist forever' - was the decision to prevent him from leaving Ukraine.
The former president was banned from leaving by border guards because he planned to meet Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, according to reports from the SBU, and Kiev's security services.
Poroshenko, who was in power from 2014 to 2019 and was defeated in the last election by Zelensky, had planned a series of high-level meetings abroad, including in the United States, but on Friday said his trip had to be cancelled because he had been banned from leaving.
In a statement, Ukraine's SBU said his exit was denied because of his scheduled meeting with the Hungarian president, who has been criticized by Kiev for "systematically expressing an anti-Ukrainian position" and that Moscow intended to use the meeting in "psychological operations" against Ukraine.
"Such news and certain political purges are another indication that Ukraine is not yet ready for European Union membership," Hungarian government spokesman Zoltan Kovac stressed.
Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, vice president during Poroshenko's years in power, speaks of "an absurd accusation" in La Repubblica: "It seems incredible to me that Zelensky is now using the secret services to justify such short-sighted actions. Here in Ukraine there is a risk of authoritarian involvement", the MP explained.
Zelensky's days are numbered and, as has been known for some time, Poroshenko will be the next president to negotiate with the Russians the loss of Eastern Ukraine to end the war.