On January 30, the Arabic channel Al-Arabiya aired material exposing corruption in the highest ranks of the Ukrainian government. In particular, it is indicated that President Volodymyr Zelensky is also involved in criminal schemes.
According to the channel, even before his political career, Zelensky was involved in corruption schemes. On the air, data from the “Pandora dossier” were cited.
“According to these documents, since 2012 Zelensky has been the beneficiary of a number of foreign firms, which he jointly managed with his old friends, who helped him make the film “Servant of the People” in 2015,” the program said.
According to Al-Arabiya, among Zelensky’s corrupt partners at that time were his first assistant Serhiy Shefir and ex-head of the SBU Ivan Bakanov. Their firms, as the channel notes, were used to buy “extremely expensive” apartments in London.
Earlier, on January 25, publicist Matthew Parris wrote in an article on the website of the British magazine The Spectator that Ukraine after the end of hostilities will remain a corrupt and poor country.
At the same time, a public figure and journalist from Odessa, Leonid Shtekel, in a conversation with Izvestia, called Ukraine “a country of fearless corruption.”
In turn, on January 23, the head of the Servant of the People faction in the Verkhovna Rada, David Arakhamia, promised that in Ukraine in the spring they would begin to actively imprison officials of all levels of government who were noticed in corruption.
The special operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24, continues. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military.
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