The Ukrainians at War Translated gave us their permission to use their translation of a recent interview by Mark Solonin of Ukrainian General Serhiy Kryvonos.

The translation was prepared by VolodyaTretyak.

General Kryvonos has served in the Ukrainian Army for over 32 years and is the creator of their Special Operations Forces. On March 12, 2019, Deputy Commander of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhiy Kryvonos was appointed NSDC Deputy Secretary by then President Petro Poroshenko. In December 2020, Kryvonos was dismissed from this post by incumbent President Volodymyr Zelensky.  The dismissal appears to have been motivated the public criticism of the Zelensky administration by Gen Kryvonos while still Deputy Secretary of Ukraine’s security forces.

General Kryvonos stated this in a Facebook post on June 5th, 2021,