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FEBRUARY 2023

Ukraine Rocked By Corruption Scandal, Wave Of Top Officials Resign: Sports Cars, Mansions & Luxury Vacations As People Suffered

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Ukraine Rocked By Corruption Scandal, Wave Of Top Officials Resign: Sports Cars, Mansions & Luxury Vacations As People Suffered

Zelensky to Congress in Dec. visit: aid to Ukraine is an investment in democracy and ‘not charity’. Via Reuters

The Ukrainian government on Tuesday confirmed the resignation of multiple high ranking officials amid large-scale corruption allegations, in what’s being called the biggest mass resignation and graft scandal since the Russian invasion began.

Some dozen officials have quit their posts after a huge political shake-up over allegations and probes into cases ranging from bribery, to mismanagement of aid funds for purchasing food, to embezzlement, to driving expensive cars while common people suffer under wartime conditions.

A top presidential adviser and four deputy ministers – among these two defense officials, along with five regional governors were forced out of their posts. And among the regional governors to step down included officials overseeing regions which have seen intense fighting, including the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions, where Russian forces have lately reported gains.

Ukraine Rocked By Corruption Scandal, Wave Of Top Officials Resign: Sports Cars, Mansions & Luxury Vacations As People Suffered

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In reference to the announcement by a senior government official, Oleg Nemchinov, international reports detail the following list:

  • Deputy Prosecutor General Oleskiy Symonenko
  • Deputy Minister for Development of Communities and Territories Ivan Lukeryu
  • Deputy Minister for Development of Communities and Territories Vyacheslav Negoda
  • Deputy Minister for Social Policy Vitaliy Muzychenk
  • And the regional governors of Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kyiv, Sumy and Kherson

And separately, “the defense ministry had earlier announced the resignation of deputy minister Vyacheslav Shapovalov, who was in charge of the army’s logistical support, on the heels of accusations it was signing food contracts at inflated prices.”

In this case regarding the food contracts, Shapovalov is accused of signing a deal with an unknown, shady firm. In his role as deputy defense minister, his is the most notable and visible resignation. Crucially he would have had no small part in overseeing the billions of dollars flowing from the pockets of US and European taxpayers as authorized defense aid.

He purchased military rations at inflated prices in what appears a scheme to line the pockets of contractors, and potentially involving kickbacks to himself.

While the defense ministry is still trying to downplay it as a “technical error” – Politico reviews of the details to the scandal

An exposé from the Ukrainian news website ZN.UA revealed last week that the defense ministry purchased overpriced food supplies for its troops. For instance, the ministry bought eggs at 17 hryvnias per piece, while the average price of an egg in Kyiv is around 7 hryvnias. According to ZN.UA, a contract for food procurement for soldiers in 2023 amounted to 13.16 billion hryvnias (€328 million).

This is two to three times higher than current rates for such food items, reports say. Shapovalov’s resignation letter indicated he’s stepping down so as “not to pose a threat to the stable supply of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as a result of a campaign of accusations related to the purchase of food services.”

Ukraine Rocked By Corruption Scandal, Wave Of Top Officials Resign: Sports Cars, Mansions & Luxury Vacations As People Suffered

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There’s also deputy head of the Zelensky administration Kyrylo Tymoshenko, who stands accused of living a lavish wartime lifestyle. Many current mainstream media reports on Tuesday are burying some of the key verified details. For example, BBC writes simply that “Tymoshenko was implicated in several scandals during his tenure, including in October last year when he was accused of using a car donated to Ukraine for humanitarian purposes.”

But starting in early December local Ukrainian outlets, angered at the posh lifestyle of Ukrainian leaders at a moment tens of millions are without power amid Russian aerial bombardment of the nation’s power grid, began confirming that Tymoshenko drove high-end sports cars in and out of the capital, to and from mansions which typically range in cost from $10,000 to $25,000 per month.

Ukraine Rocked By Corruption Scandal, Wave Of Top Officials Resign: Sports Cars, Mansions & Luxury Vacations As People Suffered

Deputy Head of the President’s Office 34-years-old Kirill Timoshenko

There’s also deputy head of the Zelensky administration Kyrylo Tymoshenko, who stands accused of living a lavish wartime lifestyle. Many current mainstream media reports on Tuesday are burying some of the key verified details. For example, BBC writes simply that “Tymoshenko was implicated in several scandals during his tenure, including in October last year when he was accused of using a car donated to Ukraine for humanitarian purposes.”

But starting in early December local Ukrainian outlets, angered at the posh lifestyle of Ukrainian leaders at a moment tens of millions are without power amid Russian aerial bombardment of the nation’s power grid, began confirming that Tymoshenko drove high-end sports cars in and out of the capital, to and from mansions which typically range in cost from $10,000 to $25,000 per month.

Ukraine Rocked By Corruption Scandal, Wave Of Top Officials Resign: Sports Cars, Mansions & Luxury Vacations As People Suffered

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One outlet published a photo series entitled Not the “martial law” of Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of Ukraine’s Office of the President

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US taxpayer dollars at work in Ukraine…

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As another example of Western MSM seeking to downplay or soften this latest wave of graft-related forced resignations, the AFP writes, “Ukraine has long suffered endemic corruption, including among the political elite, but efforts to stamp out graft have been overshadowed by Moscow’s full-scale war that began in February.” And yet officials like Tymoshenko were spotted around Kiev and oligarchs’ neighborhoods driving luxury sports cars for months throughout the war.

Additionally, there’s this laughable and embarrassing line out of the AFP report: “Kyiv’s Western allies, who have allocated billions of dollars in financial and military support, have been pushing for anti-corruption reforms for years, sometimes as a precondition for aid.”

From a government supposedly “pushing anti-corruption reforms for years” to over $100 billion in US defense and foreign aid being pledged to Kiev’s coffers over the past year… to now this from within the heart of the Zelensky administration:

It doesn’t stop at posh and expensive cars, but the controversy has even extended to luxury vacations abroad as Ukrainians suffer the deprivations of war at home. “The departure of Symonenko, a deputy prosecutor general, comes after media reports that he spent a holiday in Spain this winter, reportedly using a car belonging to a Ukrainian businessman.” The government has as a result now reportedly barred top officials from vacationing abroad as a result of the scandal.

Just prior to the wave of resignations, another official named Vasyl Lozynskiy was accused of receiving bribes to “facilitate” the purchase of generators at greatly hiked-up prices. Crucially, Lozynskiy as Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Development would have also been directly involved in overseeing how billions of dollars in Western humanitarian and infrastructure assistance gets doled out.

Commenting on this, mainstream media is now belatedly acknowledging a fact that’s long been well-known, but which would get a person ‘canceled’ in public discourse if they dared pointed it out:

“Transparency International ranked Ukraine 122 out of 180 in its corruption ranking for 2021,” the AFP now writes (the second most corrupt in Europe, with Russia the most at 136.)

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And now Ukraine’s Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov is under scrutiny related to the growing probe and scandal. Meanwhile, as news of the widening scandal hits world headlines…

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LuhaDonetsk

_”The United States has not kept its promise to help us fight for freedom, the same struggle in which this country lost 50,000 of its young children in Vietnam.” _

_Nguyễn Văn

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Clyde

A similar degenerate, but not as obnoxious as Krusty the Klown of Kiev.

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Mike

When nafo and zionist trolls have nothing to argue, they then bring out the online job bot scam to plague a forum or comment section. Pathetic.

Ghjkl

Whore skank…………

Cromwell

So these criminal slime balls have walked away with the money and gold,Zelenskey is just going through the motions to protect his back,Ukrainian people FFS wake up.

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Peter Jennings

Corruption in Ukraine, who’dathoughtit? Perhaps those Deputy Ministers for Development took their roles a little too seriously?

Its seems nato’s monkeys are only interested in bananas.

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comon sense

no one needed a crystal ball see this coming

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Clyde

Glory to grifters! Next year in Miami for the OUN-B 2.0 victory celebration!

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Disinfo

The Ukrainian people need to overthrow the corrupt Zelensky dictator and save their soldiers from the annihilation they are suffering.

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Emanuel Gomes Bueno - Brasil

Verdade, é preciso que os ucranianos saiam às ruas para pedir a DESTITUIÇÃO DE ZELENSKY e do seu PARTIDO NAZISTA.

Medved

Better than demanding removal, just to do it. Didn’t they hand out assault rifles to everyone from the back of trucks? Bandera 2.0 crack-up is fun to watch.

Bobo

Zelensky and his wife have millions of dollars invested in property abroad and millions in Switzerland banks

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Isser Harel

It’s much , much more than millions i can assure you. He’s a billionaire a few times over already, and he wants more. They’re going to use every possible Ukrainian to build their Fortunes upon, then they will go to Shitzerland and enjoy themselves.

Nonetheless

How about billions Putin and his family transferred to Switzerland?

7even-N-6

You see the kind of evil that we are dealing with in the criminals that have taken over Ukraine since 2014. To overthrow a government by way of foreign intervention, then immediately set forth an ethnic cleansing campaign against the citizens in order to instigate a war against a much more powerful adversary for the sole purpose of war profiteering at the expense of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian lives. This type of evil has no boundaries as to the indiscriminate number of lives it is willing to sacrifice. Russia has initiated much more than just a Special Military Operation in Ukraine. Russia has become the supreme bulwark against tyranny and it is becoming ever so clear to me as the crimes of the Ukrainian regime keep unraveling.

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Carlo

But then the US Puppets use solid gold toiled too! Call Yanukovych back! He was unjustly deposed from Nuland

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Emanuel Gomes Bueno - Brasil

Se o povo ucraniano se levantar agora e expulsar o partido nazista do poder, Yanukovych volta sim.

Emanuel Gomes Bueno - Brasil

NAZISTAS CORRUPTOS. CREIO QUE AGORA A UCRÂNIA ENTRA EM GUERRA CIVIL PARA TIRAR OS NAZISTAS DO PODER E DESTA VEZ PARA SEMPRE. Pessoal, eu estou pasmo, eu não sabia que nazistas eram também CORRUPTOS!

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NATO PROXYTUTE

And for this toilet he bought a golden toilet seat? History repeats itself.

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Buford T Justice

Rocked by scandal ? Hardly . Who didn’t know that this puppet government is totally corrupt ? Oust all the corrupt and there’ll be no one left .

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NDR7652

At some point the WOLF takes off the SHEEP costume

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arrow

Hahaha… it’s all about the shekels.

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nunya

Oh, so you mean the officials in Ukraine acted just like their American Counterparts? Ya don’t Say!!! Who knew seated authorities were so wholly sold out to enriching themselves at their national publics expense!

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speedfan 04

Ukraine and the US are both as corrupt as any government. All government is the same, an almost legal way to steal from the citizens.

Tommy Jensen

And Russia sitting on the fence awaiting orders from our dear partners……………………….LOL.

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maharaja

Who gives a sh!t who stole what in Ukraine…zRussia needs to pull its head out of its ass… and bomb these people. Deputy sec o defense living a lavish life style instead of cowering from kalibers? Zely on tv daily doing pressers begging for weapons no attempts to remove his head! It would be a lot harder to beg for leopards if you were dead! but nah… its a special operation…. we dont bother with things like using our air force…. or destroying bridges….

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Irish gerry

How would you use a sports car for humanitarian work? Lol. Something fishy going on. Mabey the clown wants to rule them all mabey he has the one ring lol

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