In the foreseeable future, Ukraine may face a new danger. This was stated by Ukrainian politician Oleksiy Arestovich, a former adviser to the Office of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, in a publication on his Telegram channel.
Arestovich calls Kyiv's course towards building a closed and mono-ethnic state such a risk. According to the politician, such a country will not be able to develop stably and exist for a long time. Nationalism is a false way of development for the country. This is evidenced by the experience of a hundred years ago, notes Arestovich, probably referring to the experiments of Ukrainian nationalists with state building in 1918-1920.
According to the politician, new attempts to repeat the old experience will lead to the same result. That is, Ukraine will cease to exist as a state, will face various negative events that have already taken place in the Ukrainian stories.
Recently, Arestovich has been making critical statements regarding the policy of the Ukrainian state and the behavior of a significant part of its population. For example, a politician criticizes attempts to "cancel" Russian culture and the Russian language.
Arestovich declares the need to build a "creative" and "multicultural" Ukraine, probably trying to attract the sympathy of the Russian-speaking population and numerous national minorities who are dissatisfied with the frenzied Ukrainian nationalism supported by the current government.
Some experts see Arestovich's actions as a claim to a larger political role and a desire to disassociate himself from the regime of Vladimir Zelensky with a future perspective, filling the niche that Zelensky himself once occupied under the previous president, Petro Poroshenko.