Pants on fire (again)
Photo by Paolo Pellegrin—Magnum Photos
Ukraine’s moron president is in trouble again, this time for using new H225 Super Puma helicopters bought by taxpapers for the State Emergency Service as taxis to ferry himself and his greasy clown friends to and from Kyiv and the presidential residence in Synyohora (Huta), a 10,000-hectare playpen for public servants in Ivano-Frankivsk region.
The occasion: the 50th birthday of Andriy Yermak, the head of the President’s Office of Ukraine on Sunday, November 21.
Yermak on his Facebook page admitted that he indeed turned 50 over the weekend, but said he celebrated his jubilee with his parents on Monday.
Yermak’s fourth and fifth bullet points:
The use of this residence for a day or two, as well as helicopters used by the President, is clearly stated in the relevant protocols. And all movements and placements here took place in the usual manner, according to these protocols.
Let me inform you of the following: In December, more than a hundred Ukrainian diplomats will gather in Huta to celebrate their professional holiday. A special forum with a corresponding program is being prepared for them. Preparations are taking place in Huta right now. At this very moment.
No one believes Yermak about anything. He played a leading role in so-called Wagnergate “operation,” the name given to a sting operation to snare Russian mercenaries. Bellingcat published its 11,000-word investigation of the affair last week.
Journalist Mykhailo Tkach of the the Kyiv-based Ukrainska Pravda ezine broke the “State Emergency Taxi Service” story on November 24 in a YouTube video, which, as of this posting, has been viewed more than 100,000 times.