NEW – May 26, 2022
The former head of the Kherson police, Valentin Gladky, told how he was “bought” by journalists of the British broadcaster BBC. The man received $10,000 from foreigners for organising anti-Russian rallies.
In the Kherson region, 80% of residents plan to use the simplified procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship. Such data was provided today by the local administration. They clearly go against the sentiments that were when the city just came under the control of the Russian military. Back then there was a lot of information in the Western press about the protests that were taking place in the city. One of those who organised them told Izvestiya correspondent Leonid Kitrar about how it was and how much he earned from it.
A short video recording in early March spread across all Ukrainian social networks with the title “Residents of Kherson 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 narratives. The recording was made by the hero of the first video himself. His name is Valentin Gladky – 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 officer, I understand that journalists cannot find me so quickly by video. There are probably some intelligence agencies involved here. The BBC is an English company,” Valentin said.
Valentin was afraid to show his face and asked a friend to speak in front of the camera. That is exactly why the person in the frame is retouched. But he still wanted to make a record of his own finest hour on the British channel. Moreover, the cooperation turned out to be very profitable.
“After the release of the report, I was offered to keep the protest active. I went to rallies, shot 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 Gladky received two transfers of $5,000 each. The Ukrainian media continued to insist that there were no protest organisers. 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 organisers of the rallies working for money realised that they were in an absolute minority.
At some point, Valentin realised that provocations in the end only harm his hometown. Moreover, in Kherson, every resident knows perfectly well that it is the Russian air defence systems that daily repel the missile attacks of the Ukrainian army.
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