The wife of Ukraine’s president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy bought in 2013 an upscale penthouse apartment on the Black Sea for less than half of its 2012 list price from a controlling shareholder of a bank enmeshed in a corruption investigation-- Reuters reported Wednesday.
Days after comedian-turned politician Volodymyr Zelenskiy won Ukraine’s nationwide elections, both he and political opponents doubled down on an issue long at the top of the country’s political agenda: reining in the corrupt and powerful.
Ihor Kolomoisky and Hennadiy Boholiubov stand accused of stealing $5.5 billion from PrivatBank, which held the deposits of a third of Ukrainians. Now we know how they did it.
Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigations in partnership with local law enforcement detained the Deputy Chief of Investigations of the Tysmenytsia Police Department for accepting a bribe of US$5,000, the Bureau said in a press release on Tuesday.
A Ukrainian activist was splashed with acid and died in the hospital three months later. OCCRP’s Ukrainian member center has obtained records showing that one of the suspects was communicating with police and prosecutors in the days surrounding the attack.
Thousands marched the streets of Kiev on Saturday demanding action on revelations made by journalists which implicate figures close to President Petro Poroshenko in a corruption scheme involving the state owned defense supplier Ukroboronprom.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko proposed new legislation to punish illegal enrichment just two days after Parliament launched an impeachment process against him for graft.
Ukrainian lawmakers have launched the process to impeach President Petro Poroshenko following an eruptive media report linking him to a corruption scandal involving the President’s friends who have allegedly stolen from the country’s defense industry.
Two Ukranian men were charged Tuesday for their part in a large-scale international conspiracy to rig the United States’ securities market by making investment decisions based on stolen financial information not yet available to other investors.
The Council of Europe (CoE) has urged Ukraine on Thursday to step up its efforts to stop human trafficking even while some progress has been made. The country needs to pay more attention to the trafficking of children and refugees, it said.
Ukrainian authorities arrested a man suspected of being involved in the acid attack that killed anti-corruption activist, Kateryna Gandziuk, AFP reported on Monday.
Ukrainian anti-corruption activist Kateryna Gandziuk died on Sunday in a Kyiv hospital, three months after being attacked with acid, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported. The cause of death was supposedly a blood clot, according to local media.
Sales of illegal weapons have doubled in Ukraine in the past year, according to the national police, many of them smuggled from the east of the country where a war against Russia-backed separatists still simmers.
French Gendarmerie arrested earlier this month a high-profile Ukrainian fugitive who had sequestered himself in a Burgundy chateau surrounded by Salvador Dali paintings and a vintage Rolls-Royce Phantom after faking his own death, Europol announced Tuesday on Twitter.
Over a third of Ukrainians are being asked for bribes annually, and their government is losing up to US$880 million each year from tax avoidance schemes, according to two new studies published this week.
A Kyiv court gave the Prosecutor General’s Office access to the cell phone records of an investigative journalist who is a witness in a case against the head of Ukraine’s anti-corruption body suspected of having leaked data about the unlawful enrichment of the country’s top prosecutor.
A Ukrainian court ordered the arrestof Denys Aminiev, af ormer customs official in Odesa alleged to be involved in stealing $5.7 million worth of cargo from sealed shipping containers.
Three smugglers attacked a Ukrainian border guard in a village bordering Romania Tuesday, after the guard’s detachment caught them flying illegal cigarettes across the border on a drone.
Two Ukrainian banks took part in a tax fraud scheme involving Russian government officials that defrauded Russian taxpayers of US$230 million, laundered them through various banks and fake companies and transferred them to the West, Ukraine’s Slidstvo.Info reported.
The International Monetary Fund has approved Ukraine’s revised plan for an anti-corruption court which, once it’s signed into law, will unlock the next US$2 billion loan tranche, Reuters reported Wednesday.
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