Criminal Scheme of Commercial Sales of American Rations Donated To Ukrainian Army Uncovered

Employees of the Ukrainian Economic Crimes Investigation Service have uncovered a criminal scheme, which involved the commercial sale of American rations by the superintendent of the food warehouse of one of the military units.

At a time when Ukrainians are making an all-out effort to support the Ukrainian Army by raising funds, the superintendent of the food warehouse of one of the military units of Ministry of Defense in the Mykolayiv Region was selling American army rations through an intermediary.

After receiving information about this, Ukrainian Economic Crimes Investigation Service personnel purchased 45 sets of the American MRE rations, earmarked for the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense in accordance with an agreement between the Ukrainian and US governments. The seller was detained and the rations confiscated.

During questioning the man advised that he kept in touch with the soldier who sold the rations by mobile phone. The identity of the seller has been confirmed. He was the superintendent of the food warehouse of one of the military units. Law enforcement officials have started criminal procedures in accordance with section 198 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code (acquisition, storage, or disposal of illegally acquired property). The investigation continues.

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Because of Corruption Medicine In Ukraine is 1,5 Times More Expensive – Minister Musiy

“Vasha Svoboda” guest: Oleg Musiy, Minister of Healthcare of Ukraine.

Olexandr Lashchenko: Few of you, dear listeners, do not know that Oleg Musiy was one of the most active participants of Maidan, giving medical aid to the wounded. By the way, with risk to his own life.

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Russia’s corruption campaign in the EU

by Thomas C. Theiner


Everlasting stupidity: 250,000€ per year

Ever wondered why many Western business managers, journalists, politicians, or pundits defend Putin’s aggressive and oppressive policies? Ever wondered why so few Russians in Russia and abroad speak out against Putin’s oppressive policies? If you haven’t wondered yet, that is because as a Westerner you cannot fathom in the slightest the Putin system of oppression, coercion, and corruption. Continue reading

The international community mobilises to recover stolen assets for the people of Ukraine

Lancaster House, London

Lancaster House, London

A high-level international meeting to support the Government of Ukraine in recovering stolen assets began on 29 April 2014 in London. The gathering is a landmark for Ukraine in underscoring the rule of law and international cooperation. The international community and the Government of Ukraine are united in their commitment and determination in returning stolen assets to the people of Ukraine.  Continue reading

Biden has criticized the Ukrainian people’s deputies for being unable to defeat corruption: Lytvyn

During a meeting with people’s deputies, US Vice President Joe Biden stated that insufficient efforts are being made in Ukraine to combat corruption, says Volodymyr Lytvyn (independent MP), Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defense. Continue reading

The American Saga of Dmytro Firtash

Dmytro Firtash and Yuriy Boyko

By Serhiy Leshchenko, Ukrainska Pravda, April 4, 2014

One of the most powerful political clans in Ukraine is on the verge of destruction. The so-called “gas group,” headed by Dmytro Firtash, Serhiy Lyovochkin and Yuriy Boyko, may lose significant influence or even disappear as a result of the charges brought by U.S. justice against their leader.

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Yefremov’s Accounts Blocked for “Financing of Terrorism”

State Financial Monitoring Service has blocked personal accounts of Oleksandr Yefremov, chair of the Party of Regions faction in Rada and head of the Luhansk oblast organization of the Party of Regions. Yefremov reported this during a press conference today, “Luhansk.Commentaries” informs.  Continue reading

The Security Service of Ukraine has arrested two public officers suspected of taking bribes in Kharkiv Oblast

хабарAs reported by Vladislav Abdullah, Head of the Press Center of the State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in the Kharkiv region, the SBU, with the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Kharkiv region, has exposed and stopped the illegal activities of directors of one of the border control agencies, which regularly demanded and received illegal benefits from businesses engaged in international trade.

The SSB found, in particular, that the agency’s director, in collusion with his employees, are demanding 4,500 UAH from private companies to expedite laboratory research and the relevant ruling required for exporting wood. Continue reading