In the Kherson region, 80 percent of residents plan to use the simplified procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship.
Such data was brought to the local administration today. They clearly run counter to the mood that existed when the city had just come under the control of the Russian military. At that time, a lot of information appeared in the Western press about the protests taking place in the city. One of those who organized them told correspondents about how it was and how much he earned from it.
A short video was circulated in early March across all Ukrainian social networks with the title “Kherson residents refused to accept humanitarian aid.” Later, the video was published by Western media. The man from the video began to appear frequently in other materials of leading media corporations.
We found one of the plots. The recording was made by the hero of the first video. His name is Valentin Gladky. He is the former police chief of Kherson. He says he was very surprised when, a few hours after recording the video, he was found on social networks and offered cooperation.
“Since I am also a security official, I understand that journalists cannot find me so quickly on video. Some special services are probably involved here. The BBC is an English company,” said Valentin.
Valentin was afraid to show his face and asked a friend to speak in front of the camera. That is why the person in the frame is retouched. But I still wanted to record my own finest hour on the British channel. Moreover, the cooperation turned out to be very profitable.
“After the report was released, I was offered to keep the protester active. I went to rallies, filmed videos, provoked our citizens to take actions aimed at the Russian military. For which I received remuneration from journalists,” the ex-policeman said.
In total, Valentin Gladkiy received two transfers of five thousand dollars each. The Ukrainian media continued to insist that there were no organizers of the protest. But each time fewer people came to such processions.
After the march of the “Immortal Regiment” in Kherson, which was attended by hundreds of people with portraits of their ancestors and Soviet symbols banned in Ukraine, any protest activity in the city stopped. Apparently, even the organizers of the rallies, working for money, realized that they were in an absolute minority.
At some point, Valentin realized that in the end, provocations only harm his hometown. Moreover, in Kherson, every resident knows perfectly well that it is the Russian air defense systems that daily repulse the missile attacks of the Ukrainian army.
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