Category Archives: Corruption

Abkhaz Leader Resigns, 'Not Going To Run' For New Term

January 13, 2020 11:49 GMT Raul Khajimba, leader of the self-proclaimed breakaway Georgian republic of Abkhazia, who resigned following four days of protests in the regional capital, Sukhumi, does not plan to take part in a new election. Separatist Vice President Aslan Bartsits told lawmakers, who accepted the resignation on January 13, that Khajimba “will continue to take part in

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Court in Ukraine rules to arrest ex-vice PM Arbuzov in absentia

The former official is on the international wanted list. The High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine on Friday, January 3, convened to select a preventive measure to be applied to former First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Serhiy Arbuzov, who was part of the team of the disgraced ex-president Viktor Yanukovych, and is being tried on corruption-related charges. “The investigating judge

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ORDIL: looting day

Why the economic crisis is deepening in the occupied Donbass As long as the fate of ORDILO is resolved in international negotiations, the economic situation in the territories under control of the militants is inevitably worsening. And according to the feelings of people living in unrecognized “republics”, the fall rate accelerated this year. If in 2015-2016 there was even a certain revival

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Ukrainian MPs strengthened their immunity from prosecution by adopting a bill meant to lift it

On 18 December, the Ukrainian parliament or Verkhovna Rada satisfied one of the main demands from society as MPs adopted a bill that stripped them of immunity from prosecution. However, it turned out that canceling the parliamentarian immunity was just in words. In fact, the new legislation made the “untouchables” even more untouchable. The expert community immediately criticized the legislation.

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Putin Stresses ‘Responsibility’ At Ruling Party Congress

November 23, 2019 13:07 GMT Russian President Vladimir (the KGB office boy) Putin told a congress of the ruling United Russia on November 23 that the party has prospered by prioritizing “citizens’ interests [and] the interests of our Motherland” and urged his allies not to fear “difficult decisions that don’t yield situational popularity and extra points at elections.” The congress

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Ukrainians know all about Trump’s corruption — and even have a special word for it

By Katya Gorchinskaya, DCReport @ RawStory– Commentary When Donald Trump asked his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate his opponent Joe Biden, it wasn’t just political dirt he was trying to import to the U.S., but a whole phenomenon. It has a name in Ukraine which can be roughly translated as “problem-solving.” A whole class of people who provide that service. The

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Kremlin offers Ukraine to refuse from claims at European courts for conclusion of gas contract

16:16, 29 October 2019 Earlier the trilateral gas talks between Ukraine, Russia and EU on new gas transit contract took place Dmitry Peskov, the Spokesperson of Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that Ukraine should exclude judicial claims from the agenda to reach the agreements on gas transit as TASS reported. “The positions of Russia yesterday (during the trilateral consultations of Russia, EU and Ukraine,

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Biden on son’s connection with Ukrainian gas firm: “He did not do a single thing wrong”

09:25, 28 October 2019 In response to President Trump’s ongoing calls to investigate his son further for his work with the company, Biden leveled his own challenge. Joe Biden said his son did nothing wrong while serving on the board of a Ukrainian gas company while the former vice president was serving under the Obama administration. In an interview with

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