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(LifeSiteNews) — In a two-part video investigation, former intelligence officer and U.N. Special Commission weapons inspector Scott Ritter examines the strange case of Agent Volodymyr Zelensky – the former comedian and actor whose extraordinary rise to power appears to be no accident of fate.

Ritter argues that the United States has been involved in shaping the national identity, politics, diplomacy, and military strategy of one of the world’s most corrupt nations – in order to provoke a war to collapse and plunder Russia.

His documentaries come amidst a failing Ukrainian offensive which is grudgingly acknowledged in the Western media.

With reports that the Ukrainian army is “psychologically crushed,” short on men and material, and Ukraine a nation in name only, Ritter aims to reveal the hidden forces which he says created a war they can no longer hope to control.

A servant of the people?

Ritter reminds the audience that Zelensky starred in a television series about a man with no political experience becoming president. The final series – in which Zelensky’s character is elected president of Ukraine – was aired during the real-life presidential campaign.

Following what Ritter called “the best pre-election campaign in the history of mankind,” Zelensky won, taking over 70 percent of the vote. His party was called Servant of the People. What was the title of the television show which shaped his victory? Servant of the People.

The most corrupt nation in Europe

Zelensky ran on an anti-corruption and anti-war platform. This was a popular position in Ukraine, which in 2015 was named the most corrupt nation in Europe.

With the publication of the Pandora Papers in October 2021, this title was still secure six years on. A team of 300 journalists worldwide released almost 12 million financial documents, which detail “the secret deals and hidden assets of  more than 330 politicians and high-level public officials in more than 90 countries and territories, including 35 country leaders.”

The result of an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the papers uncover the secret offshore holdings of billionaires and Russian oligarchs, as well as “bankers, big political donors, arms dealers, international criminals, pop stars, spy chiefs, and sporting giants.”

ICIJ report on the Pandora Papers, detailing Zelensky, his entourage, and his one time patron Kolomoisky.

Zelenksy was named in the investigation, the scandalous revelations of which are only outdone by the sudden media silence over Ukrainian corruption – following the adoption of Zelensky as the champion of the globalist West.

How did this happen? The consortium of hundreds of journalists who composed the reports named some of the most dedicated partners to the Ukrainian regime as their trusted media partners.

The BBC, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and PBS Frontline are some of the names briefly reported on the scandal – before the Russian war redefined such facts as “Russian propaganda.”

A useful agent

Ritter argues that “Agent Zelensky” became president due to his usefulness to others – both within and outside Ukraine.

In his immediate circle, he was an asset to Ukraine’s most powerful oligarch – Igor Kolomoisky. Zelensky profited from Kolomoisky’s resentment of presidential rival Petro Poroshenko, who had nationalized the companies which made the oligarch so mighty.

With Kolomoisky’s backing, and the support of his media company, Zelensky ran on an anti-corruption platform – whose irony was compounded by his promises to secure a lasting peace with Russia.

“Our primary task is ceasefire in Donbass” – said Zelensky in his inaugural address to Parliament in May 2019.

By December 2019 he would be laughing as President Vladimir Putin of Russia argued for the implementation of the 2014 Minsk agreement to end the Donbass conflict. He was no longer committed to peace – but to a plan that would mold him into the figurehead of a war.

Zelensky laughs as Putin argues for the observation of the 2014 Minsk Agreement at the 2019 “Normandy format” meeting – featuring former German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron.

When the Russians invaded, three years after their humiliation at the talks pictured above, Zelensky was nonetheless ready to negotiate peace within weeks.

Yet Ritter argues that it was then-U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s intervention which sabotaged the promising peace talks with Russia.

Agent Zelensky was brought into line by his handlers, says Ritter, to buttress a move to sanction Russia and “bleed” it on the battlefields – of Ukraine.

Ritter’s contention is that Zelenksy’s extraordinary rise to power is the product of a decades long plan to design an anti-Russian, nationalist state in Ukraine with the goal being regime change in Russia.

Ritter is attempting to explain how this obscene waste of life and resources was the product of covert action combined with a corruption which extends far beyond the borders of Ukraine.

Critics will see his work as too sympathetic to a Russian state which imprisons both Marxist and patriotic critics such as Kagarlitsky and Igor Girkin. Yet this is not an issue of who is right. The question is, if this delusional and dirty business is not stopped – who will be left?

“Agent Zelenksy: Part One” has been removed from YouTube. It can be seen on Rumble here.