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Corruption in Ukraine moved from the gas sector in the military – media

Коррупция в Украине перешла из газовой сферы в военную, - СМИMilitary spending has opened up new prospects for illegal contracts.

During the war in the Donbass corruption in Ukraine moved from the gas sector in the military. Passing large spending on defense of Ukraine at the hands of officials and businessmen, the government is holding back the fight against corruption and abuse of office.

The article notes that in 2014, Ukraine has managed to achieve considerable progress in overcoming corruption in the gas business. He was the main source of income of the oligarchs, the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych.

The authors note that the new government has reorganized the state energy company “Naftogaz of Ukraine” and reduced the country’s dependence on supplies of “Gazprom”. Consequently, this reduced the number of corrupt gas contracts.

“However, military spending has opened up new prospects for illegal contracts, are protected from the examination of “Classified”, – stated in the article.

The author notes that since the beginning of hostilities in the Donbass in 2014, spending on defense and security in Ukraine has increased from 2.5% of gross domestic product to more than 5% or $ 6 billion.

Missing this amount of money through the hands of Ukrainian officials and businessmen, which is often one and the same, the government is holding back the fight against corruption and abuse of office, which are considered the most dangerous enemy of Ukraine, – the article says.

It also notes that the symbol of corruption in Ukraine are three villas on the southern coast of Spain. They belong to the President of Petro Poroshenko, the NSDC Deputy Secretary Oleg Gladkowska and the Deputy of the parliamentary faction “block of Petro Poroshenko” Igor Kononenko.

“All three were wealthy businessmen, before to official positions, and are suspicious as to hide information on their income. None of them indicated Spanish property in a mandatory asset Declaration,” noted the authors.

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