The corruption in Ukraine reached the level where even hard-core pro-US and pro-Kiev public figures are forced to write open letters to the CIA in an attempt to change at least something.
On August 9, Semen Gluzman, an ex-dissident, the founder of the American-Ukrainian Bureau for Human Rights, director of the International Medical Rehabilitation Center for the Victims of War and Totalitarian Regimes and a member of the Council of Experts under the Ukraine’s Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, wrote an open letter to Director of the CIA Gina Haspel.
In the letter, Gluzman asked Haspel to influence the CIA station chief in Ukraine Mr Voznyak in order to stop his activity aimed at fueling and supporting corruption, especially in the ministry of health.
According to Gluzman, Mr Voznyak is lobbying personal intersts of his sister occupying the post of the acting Ukrainian minister of health, Ulana Suprun. He described the work of Suprun as destructive. He added that Mr Voznyak is influencing President Petr Poroshenko to keep his sister in power.
Suprun, a citizen of the US, became the acting minister of health in 2016. Since then, she has become infamous for her remarks and actions. For example, she claimed that if children run fever, this is not a reason to call a doctor.
According to Ukrainian activists and experts, Suprun’s activity caused a direct damage to the public health service. According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, the number of deaths in Ukraine as of late April 2018 exceeds the number of births almost twice. In its express edition on June 18, the Service revealed that the rate is 100 deaths per 54 newborns.
Critics of the Kiev government say that the CIA, the Washington establishment and the US State Department are de-facto destroying the Ukrainian nationhood and using this area to wash-out corrupt money.
On the other hand, there is an opinion that Suprun’s activity is not based on her personal financial interst and a deep involvenet in the corruption schemes. Supporters of this version say that she’s just acting upon the plan provided by her curator in the CIA, Mr Voznyak. So, the destruction of the health system is just a part of the wider plan employed by Washington in the country.