War or elections. Why leave zhebrivskyi

Война или выборы. Почему ушел Жебривский

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the dismissal of the head of the Donetsk regional military-civil administration Pavlo Zhebrivskyi. The official version – he went voluntarily.

Retired head of the Donetsk oblast Pavlo zhebrivskyi. The event is not an ordinary one, as he worked zhebrivskyi directly on the front line.

Official has always been considered a member of the team of the President of Petro Poroshenko, that made his dismissal even more intriguing.

Correspondent.net collected version of why the left zhebrivskyi.

On their own?

He zhebrivskyi said that he had submitted to the President a letter of resignation at own will. But on the specific reasons for this decision is not reported.

“On Saturday met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and asked him about my resignation. It my application was accepted,” said zhebrivskyi.

He thanked his entire team for the work and residents of the Donetsk region for their support and understanding.

What did the post

For the position of Chairman of the Donetsk regional military-civil administration zhebrivskyi came exactly three years ago, June 11, 2015. He replaced at this post by Alexander Kikhtenko, who received a reprimand for the delay with the construction of fortifications at the delimitation line in the area ATO. However, according to media reports, the reprimand was a formal occasion, the reason lies in the fact that Kikhtenko has caused dissatisfaction because of their statements about the need to restore economic ties with uncontrolled Kiev territories.

Within a year after appointment zhebrivskyi announced the completion of de-communization in the Donbas. Much attention has been paid to the reconstruction of infrastructure after the fighting. Publicly criticized the trade blockade of Donbass. Supported the idea of deployment of peacekeeping mission in the Donbass, saying that “when the peacekeepers will take control of the border, the officers of Russia immediately run away.”

According to media reports, the successor Zhebrivskyi can become Yury Grimchak, the current Deputy Minister of the temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons. He Grymchak said that has not received such proposals, but noted that if he is offered the position, he was ready to consider it.

Why leave?

According to political scientist Vadim Karasev, zhebrivskyi decided to quit because of the start of Operations of the joint forces. From its beginning the head of the military-civil administration actually lost the authority in the region.

“After the Operation the combined forces of all the power in the region is concentrated in the hands of operational joint headquarters. Zhebrivskyi, as a person with great political experience and having a large political plans, he considered it pointless to continue to be at the head of the military and civil administration,” – said Karasev.

According to former member of Parliament Yegor Firsov, a dismissal Zhebrivskyi associated with the start of the electoral campaign. “Pavlo zhebrivskyi did not want to do the dirty deed Poroshenko to rig the elections”, – said the former MP.

According to him, in the presidential Administration believe that the head of the regional election headquarters should be the Governor. “According to the latest opinion polls, Poroshenko’s ratings are falling, so he had no choice but to rely on administrative resources in the face of governors and heads of state district administrations”, – Firsov considers.

He also recalled that recently had been replaced by some governors. For example, in Khmelnytsky oblast Oleksandr Korniychuk was replaced by Vadim Lozovoy.

Война или выборы. Почему ушел Жебривский


I agree with this opinion and the political scientist Ruslan Bortnik. “I do not exclude that after his retirement he will return to politics and lead some kind of political project 2019 гоl/ the Second version of the resignation Zhebrivskyi – the changes that take place in the framework of the “Channel four”, once again talking about the new torture plan implementation Steinmeier. Zhebrivskyi was a crisis Manager of the era of the war, and now need a more “soft” person at the head of the region to deal with the reintegration of Donbass”, – said the analyst.

“Zhebrivsky, obviously, will go to his native Zhitomir, where his best position and where, apparently, will be able to provide the best results, and in Donetsk region appointed Hrymchak, who is a local, Donetsk, and, accordingly, will be able to better meet the challenges related to the local specifics. Therefore, it is obvious that it is connected with the election in the first place”, – said political expert Peter oleschuk.

The analyst does not exclude that such rotation will occur in the future. “All further appointments will be linked with the elections. Heads of local administrations will be considered simultaneously as heads of staffs of the President in the elections and experienced officers. This is a rare resource. And Grimchak and zhebrivskyi security officers, so they will be used and further”, – concluded the expert.