“Provocative messages” are spreading in Yevpatoria’s groups in social networks, about the intensification of the carpet fight between the current “mayor” of the town, Roman Tikhonchuk, and his “first deputy”, Oleksandr Ryhov. For the townspeople, it is “Polishinel’s secret” that Rygov is a staff member of the Russia’s FSB and he was sent to Yevpatoria in order to strengthen the clan of the leader of the FSB’s “Crimean Department” Leonid Mikhailyuk. The logical conclusion of Ryhov’s “business trip” was to imprison the “mayor” Tikhonchuk and to complete control of Mikhailyuk’s group over all machinations with “budget fundings”, buildings, lands and real estate of the resort.

But, as it is currently reported on social networks, with the presentation of apparently previously unknown details, Ryhov had something “wrong” and “cases” against Tikhonchuk “did not take off”. At the same time, it is rumored that during his stay as “deputy mayor” Ryhov himself has already been involved in a number of traditional thefts and waste in the sphere of “implementation of the federal program” for the occupied Crimea. It is reported that these actions were allegedly carefully documented by the “police”. This situation is not surprising for the general struggle of groups of the “Crimean officials”, in which Tikhonchuk has now allegedly built up good ties with the “head of Crimea” Aksyonov.

It is noteworthy that the FSB staff propagandist, a “blogger” with the pseudonym “Valery Gorkin” was forced to immediately “comment on the situation” and admit that the information disseminated for “provocative purposes” reflects certain facts. At the same time, Gorkin ridiculed the Yevpatoria’s inhabitants by stating that “no one will allow the population to be maidanized and will not allow to shake their faith in the security bodies”. Some Yevpatorians are already privately asking their acquaintances the rhetorical question – of whether Gorkin’s faith in the Russian secret services will be shaken after his actual arrest, as a possible part of the war of the occupation administration. As they say in such cases in the aggressor state, “Comrade Stalin, a terrible mistake was made…”