About corrupt elites and elite corruption

What today’s Ukraine has in common with Napoleon’s France

In his inauguration speech, the fifth President of Ukraine has announced the development of the economy as one of the key priorities during his tenure. He also defined the main problem which stands in the way of this development – corruption, which has destroyed the foundation of social organisation and led Ukraine to a crisis of sovereignty.

Poroshenko’s opinion is not unique – society is united in that the economical development is necessary, and for this it is important to fight corruption (as understood in a broader sense) and carry out reforms. The second person in the country – Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk, – expressed this position quite directly: “It would be catastrophic to continue with an economy which lives on loans, therefore we have to carry out the harshest reforms possible.”  Continue reading

The Office of the Prosecutor General got interested in Yanukovich the writer

The Office of the Prosecutor General is investigating the legitimacy of Viktor Yanukovich’s salaries for his literary activities, report “Literaturna Gazeta.”

This was stated on June 18th by the acting Prosecutor General Oleg Makhnitskiy.

“An investigation is underway in the aspect of the legitimacy of the receipt by the former President Viktor Yanukovich in 2011-2012 of an authorship salary in the sum of 4,5 million dollars from the Donetsk typography ‘Noviy Mir’,” said Makhnitskiy.

As is known, just in 2011 the JSC “Publishing house ‘Noviy Mir’” (city of Donetsk) paid Yanukovich a salary on a sum of 16,4 million UAH for the property rights he had given to the publishing house for his books.

In 2012 Yanukovich received 15 million 551 thousand UAH worth of salary for his book.

Source: Zaxid

Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina

There are 1.3 billion USD on Yanukovich’s blocked accounts – Yatseniuk

The State Financial Monitoring Service blocked 1 billion 340 million USD on the accounts of 19 non-resident companies tied to former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich and his associates. This was stated at the Cabinet of Ministers session by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk.

The Prime Minister sated that the arrest of these funds was approved in court.

“The vast majority of these fund were directed through offshore companies to buy state loan obligations for Ukraine, and Ukraine paid 19% annual revenue in addition to the stolen funds,” stated Yatseniuk.

On orders of the government, the police and court institutions are to return the arrested funds to the state budget, added Yatseniuk.

The State Financial Monitoring Service earlier discovered 42 non-resident companies tied to former President Viktor Yanukovich and his associates.

Source: Radio Svoboda

Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina

Russian blogger: The rude song about Putin is a development of the Pentagon’s political technologists

You know what I think about the rude song about Putin (“Putin – h***lo, la-la-la”), which they are actively trying to present in the Ukrainian segment of the Russian-language Internet as a national song of Ukraine?

This is no national song. It is most likely to be a secret development of American political technologists from the Pentagon. And it was created to zombify the population… no, not of Ukraine, but of RUSSIA! By means of constant repetition, the Russians are being subconsciously coerced into thinking that “Putin is (insert rude word).” As is known, if a person is constantly told that they are a swine, sooner or later they will start behaving like one. Continue reading

Animal Planet: How much did the upkeep of Yanukovich’s lover’s dogs cost the Ukrainians 

Section “Bravo” of the group “Information Resistance” continues examining documents from Mezhygirya, which we have at our disposal. Earlier we have published documents that illustrated the difficult relations the former owner of Yanukovich’s property had with animals bought for state funds. It turned out that Yanukovich’s co-habitant was exemplary in her love for animals – the sister of his cook, a middle-aged blond from Yenakiyevo Liubov Polezhai.

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Yanukovich’s fellow inmate claims that the former was a “disgusting” person and was not respected in prison

The former President was a hooligan and a member of a criminal group.

Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich was not respected even in prison, and his cellmate considered him a “disgusting person,” reports “Ukrainski Sensatsii” program.

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Yanukovych sits shocked in Russia, nearly crying and seeing bad omens

The former president has issued another statement from Rostov-on-Don.

Today the Russian mass media published another text address from former president of Ukraine and fugitive Viktor Yanukovych. In his statement, he talks about bad signs for the early career of the new government in Ukraine and, in particular, new president Petro Poroshenko.

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Yanukovich Assures that He Respects the Choices of the Ukrainian People and Is Already Giving Advice to Poroshenko

Rostov-on-the-Don, 12:19

The former President laments that not all citizens of the East and South were able to vote.

The former President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovich, who had fled to Russia, made another statement today. He assures that he respects the choice of the Ukrainian people at yesterday’s presidential elections.

“Early elections of the President of Ukraine have passed. Regardless of what percentage of the population came to vote in which region, which choice you made, I respect this choice, made in the most difficult time for our Motherland,” says Yanukovich’s statement from the Russian city of Rostov-on-the-Don, published by “Interfax Ukrayina.”

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