A source of Kommersant-Ukraine in the Group DF of Dmytro Firtash claims that "Khoroshkovskyy was forced to sell his media group because of political pressure from Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and the President's Family."
Director of the Institute of Global Strategies Vadym Karasev commented on this version: "In this case, it is not surprising that he chose Serhii Levochkin. This option is convenient for both sides - Dmytro Firtash and the President."
"On the one hand, Levochkin was always associated with informal group operating in the interests of Firtash. On the other, he is a confidant of the President - otherwise he would not be the head of his administration," said the expert.
"The announcement that Serhii Levochkin became a co-owner of Inter provides a logical explanation for the policy of the channel being pro Presidential - it belongs to the head of his administration," said Karasev.
General Producer of Channel 5 and Batkivschyna deputy Yurii Stets stated: "As far as I know, the post of head of the department of information policy may be taken by Yevgeniy Kiselev. And there were questions regarding his work in terms of transparency."
Kiselev himself stated: "For now these are rumors that I do not think necessary to comment on."