Category Archives: Corruption

Kremlin-Allied Ukrainian Lawmaker Medvedchuk To Remain Under House Arrest

Viktor Medvedchuk (left) at his court hearing in Kyiv on October 12.

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EU imposes sanctions against eight more people who facilitate illegal annexation of Crimea

09:11, 12 October 2021 – 112UA Thus, the EU sanctions for undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine apply to 185 people and 48 legal entities. The European Union made a decision to add eight more people to the sanctions list as they contributed to the illegal annexation of Crimea as the Council of Europe reported. “The Council today decided to impose restrictive measures on

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European investment scammers allegedly laundered their money through Scotland

Investigations by European and Ukrainian prosecutors revealed an alleged investment fraud targeting hundreds across the continent – and funds associated with it were laundered via UK corporate entities David Leask Thomas Rowley Richard Smith Just before New Year, with a touch of fanfare, police and prosecutors in Ukraine posted a video online. The film, backed by a dramatic, upbeat soundtrack,

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What the Pandora Papers tell about Zelenskyy, his offshore companies, and his favorite oligarch

Article by: Yuliia Rudenko Source: Slidstvo.Info Edited by: Alya Shandra On 3 October, a Kyiv theater saw the screening of the film “Offshore 95” by Slidstvo.Info, a team of independent investigative journalists, despite attempts to disrupt it. The theater’s management reported technical issues, such as maintenance and problems with lighting. But according to some activists, this was due to threats from the

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OCCRP: Pandora Papers reveal offshore holdings of Zelensky and his inner circle

Editor’s Note: This investigation was published on Oct. 3, 2021, by the Organized Crime & Corruption Reporting Project, a Kyiv Post partner. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky rode to power on pledges to clean up the Eastern European country, but the Pandora Papers reveal he and his close circle were the beneficiaries of a network of offshore companies, including some that

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Leaked Papers Link Putin Associates to Offshore Dealings

Leaked financial papers published by an international group of investigative journalists Sunday implicated Russian President Vladimir Putin’s close associates — including his alleged mistress — in amassing secret offshore assets. Financial records show that Svetlana Krivonogikh became the owner of an apartment in Monaco in 2003 via an offshore company created weeks after she gave birth, according to The Washington

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“Now he owns everything.” Former friend of Putin Pugachev told how rich the president of the Russian Federation is and how he bribes foreign politicians

The former owner of Mezhprombank, Sergei Pugachev, who is now wanted in Russia and is suing her in The Hague for assets worth $ 15 billion, and from the mid-1990s to 2010 had close contact with Vladimir Putin, said that the President of the Russian Federation now ” owns everything.” … “ Now he owns everything, he has nowhere to spend it ( money – ed.). He spends

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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy vows to fight for judicial reform

UkraineAlert by Halyna Chyzhyk Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has announced an extraordinary meeting on September 16 in a bid to prevent his flagship judicial reform drive from being sabotaged. Zelenskyy himself will host Thursday’s meeting, which will be attended by the heads of Ukraine’s judicial bodies including the chairman of the Council of Judges along with representatives of the country’s

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Case of Logvynskyi: how the NABU’s investigation may be ruined by the Supreme Court

by Vadym Valko, originally published on Ukrainska Pravda Former People’s Front MP Heorhiy Logvynskyi could have been involved in organizing a scheme in which Ukrainian citizens were robbed of more than 54 million hryvnias. However, detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine were unable to issue a notice of suspicion to Logvinskyi, as he is the husband of a

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Radio Svoboda has published an investigation into the corruption of Russian MP Slutsky, finding the leaks of his 11-year-old daughter

The deputy’s daughter taught stories about life in an elite villa in Turkey and about a private school in Switzerland. Journalists from the Russian service of Radio Svoboda found evidence of 11-year-old Lydia Slutskaya , the daughter of Russian State Duma deputy Leonid Slutsky , evidence of the latter’s corruption, whose expenses diverge from the declared wealth.  Journalists analyzed about 2,000 publications in her account, which

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Court headed by graft suspect suspends ruling on Naftogaz CEO

Ukraine’s most controversial court on June 18 blocked an order to fire the new CEO of state hydrocarbon monopoly Naftogaz, Yuriy Vitrenko. In April, the Cabinet of Ministers fired former Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolev and replaced him with Vitrenko. Naftogaz and Ukraine’s western partners criticized the dismissal, saying it violated Ukraine’s corporate governance norms. On June 15, the National Agency

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Ukraine’s choice: corruption or growth

UkraineAlert by Willem Buiter Since it regained independence in 1991, Ukraine has exhibited systematic economic under-performance. The main driver behind this thirty-year record of disappointing growth is bad governance and, more specifically, corruption. Comparisons of Ukraine’s economy since 1992 with neighboring Poland and Russia illustrate this problem. In 1992, GDP per capita in Poland was USD 2,459. By 2019, this

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White House freezes Ukraine military aid package: report

18 June, 2021 – By Thomas Barrabi | Fox News The package is valued at as much as $100 million. The White House has placed a temporary hold on a military aid package for Ukraine that included an arsenal of lethal weapons, according to a report Friday. The package is valued at as much as $100 million and could have included an assortment of weaponry, including

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EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden-linked firm allegedly offered Ukraine official ‘access’ to Hillary campaign

4 June, 2021 – By Brooke Singman | Fox News Blue Star Strategies, the lobbying firm linked to Hunter Biden and Burisma, reportedly under federal investigation for potential illegal lobbying. EXCLUSIVE:  Former Ukrainian prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko told former Obama State Department official George Kent he had been “pitched” by a Hunter Biden and Burisma-linked lobbying firm to give him “access” to “high levels”

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Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveaway

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during their meeting in Moscow March 10, 2011. Biden is on the second day of an official visit meeting top officials in the Russian capital. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin (RUSSIA – Tags: POLITICS) (Reuters)

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