Category Archives: Corruption

Privatbank filed a new lawsuit against Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov for $ 5.5 billion

Privatbank filed a new lawsuit in Cyprus against former owners of financial institution Igor Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov for $ 5.5 billion. This was announced by a member of the Supervisory Board of Privatbank Roman Sulzhik on the TV show “Freedom of Speech by Savik Shuster” He explained that this lawsuit was related to dubious cash withdrawal transactions that were conducted

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Ukraine 24 Suspended As You Are Not Ashamed After Issuing About Ermak

An announcement about the temporary suspension of the release of Ianina Sokolova’s program “How embarrassing you are” on the channel “Ukraine 24” appeared after the broadcasting of the MP Geo Leros on “films of Ermak”. The presenter wrote on Facebook . “I have not been stopped so quickly. Yesterday the third issue of the program “You are not ashamed” was released. In it we

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Wrong response

The office of President Volodymyr Zelensky was hit by its first major corruption scandal on March 30, when leaked videos implicated the brother ofZelensky’s chief of staff in selling high-level government jobs. The president’s response? Silence, then denial. Zelensky’s office put out a short statement three days after the scandal broke, saying that the tapes need to be investigated although

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Authorities investigate MP who revealed possible corruption by brother of Zelensky’s chief of staff

By Oleksiy Sorokin The State Investigation Bureau, on March 30, opened a probe against lawmaker Geo Leros, a day after he leaked videos that appear to show the brother of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s chief of staff Andriy Yermak selling high-level state positions. Now Leros is under investigation for “revealing a state secret” and “interfering in the work of a state

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New Economy Minister “failed to enter” estate declaration near Kiev and his wife’s apartment in Moscow

Igor Petrashko did not specify in his property declaration an apartment in Moscow, which is owned by his wife, an estate in a village near Kiev and two SUVs. Radio Svoboda reports about it The newspaper reports that the declaration does not specify a house in the elite cottage “Sunny Valley” in the village of Romankiv near Kiev. According to the official

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Constitutional Court cancels most of Zelensky’s judicial reform

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine has canceled most of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s judicial reform, recognizing a number of clauses as unconstitutional, according to a decision published on March 12. The judicial reform law was initiated by Zelensky with the ostensible aim of firing tainted judges and creating credible judicial institutions. He signed it in November. However, two commissions tasked with cleansing the

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Absolute majority of Ukrainians consider anti-corruption efforts unsuccessful – poll

Most Ukrainians see no progress in the investigation of high-profile criminal cases. More than 80% of Ukrainian citizens consider the fight against corruption at the highest government levels unsuccessful, that’s according to a survey conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) February 21-25. “The fight against corruption in the highest government levels is unsuccessful, 83% of respondents believe

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Iryna Shyba: The good, the gad and the ugly Constitutional Court of Ukraine

For many years of reforms, the Constitutional Сourt of Ukraine, or CCU, remained out of the focus of the politicians and anti-corruption activists. Even though, it was the court who helped Viktor Yanukovych establish an authoritarian regime. In 2010, these judges declared that changes to the Constitution establishing a parliamentary-presidential regime were adopted with violation of the procedure. Thus, the

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Ukraine Arrests Alleged Crime Boss After Six-Year Manhunt

Ukraine’s National Police have arrested alleged mafia boss Yevhen Anisimov, who has been wanted for six years on numerous charges mainly related to extorting money from businesses in the Zaporizhzhya region located in the southeastern part of the country. Anisimov, 44, was apprehended in the capital Kyiv on February 16 by an elite police unit and taken to Zaporizhzhya where

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Zelensky responds to Trump’s claims: ‘It’s not true that Ukraine is a corrupt country’

In his first major interview since President Donald Trump was acquitted of two impeachment articles earlier this month, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky pushed back on Trump’s claims that Ukraine was corrupt and said he was willing to talk with the president again.  During an interview at the Munich Security Conference, Zelensky told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that Trump’s claims of widespread corruption in Ukraine

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Oleg Sukhov: Zelensky’s reform drive appears to have stalled

By Oleg Sukhov. After he was elected president in April, Volodymyr Zelensky announced a radical overhaul of Ukraine’s law enforcement agencies to introduce the rule of law and eliminate corruption.  He said the reforms would be fast and radical. In its first weeks, the new Verkhovna Rada indeed seemed to be making great progress.  More than half a year later, many

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Ukraine down in Corruption Perceptions Index – Transparency International

The studies of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) in Ukraine showed a fall of two points, in connection with which the country fell to the 126th place in the world rating and stopped at the level of 2017, Transparency International indicates in its report. “The CPI is based on research for the past two years. Since the beginning of 2017,

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Suspect in major criminal case re-elected as court chairman

The Kyiv Administrative District Court on Jan. 21 re-elected Pavlo Vovk, a suspect in a high-profile obstruction of justice case, as its chairman, triggering a backlash from civil society. Vovk had been the court’s chairman since 2010. In August, he temporarily stepped down and was replaced by Volodymyr Keleberda. Vovk’s resignation came after he was charged with issuing unlawful rulings and obstructing justice.

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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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