On the single bidder public procurement for the President’s flights

8.1 million UAH on servicing the President’s plane flights will go to the only bidder in the public procurement, “Tsentravia” which would seem to be connected with the company which owns the President’s residence at Mezhyhirya | detail

Visits 1985

SBU chief corruption fighter’s expensive way of telling the time

The First Deputy Head of Ukraine’s Security Service [SBU] and Head of the Central Department for Fighting Corruption and Organized Crime, Volodymyr Rozhytsky wears a watch that would have cost him more than his year’s salary | detail

Visits 896

Confederation of Free Trade Unions accuses authorities of pressure

Following an all-day search in Kamyanets-Podilsk, they accuse the authorities of putting the Confederation of Free Trade Unions under pressure in the run-up to planned protests on 21 May against the new Labour Code. | detail

Visits 730

Hundreds die each year due to traffic police corruption

Ukraine gets a pitifult 2.4 out of 10 in the Transparency International rating, while for 10,000 vehicles there are 104.4 road deaths. In Finland, where the corruption index stands at 9.2, there are only 8.2 road deaths for the same number of vehicles. | detail

Visits 1586

Victims of Chornobyl: past and present

On the 26th anniversary of the Chornobyl Disaster former Chornobyl clean-up workers gathered to honour the memory of those who sacrificed so much and to protest against the cynical refusal to remember our debt before all Chornobyl veterans | detail

Visits 1212

Fighting corruption: fine words and hard-hitting reports

Of 25 recommendations which Ukraine was given in 2006, less than half (12) have been more or less successfully implemented. Since 2009 when GRECO stressed that 17 recommendations remained unimplemented, only four have been fulfilled | detail

Visits 1486

President’s Administration can’t provide Yanukovych’s copyright agreement

The President’s Administration has informed Ukrainska Pravda that it does not have the agreement according to which President Yanukovych apparently sold rights to his books – past and future - for 16.4 million UAH ($2 million). | detail

Visits 1089

Ukrainian President’s millions in book fees raise eyebrows

An income declaration published on his presidential website claims that in 2011 Yanukovych earned more than 16.4 million hryvnyas ($2 million) in copyright fees for numerous books, including "A Year in Opposition," "A Year in Office," and "How Ukraine Should Live Further," as well as any books he may pen in the future. | detail

Visits 1725

Ongoing pressure on Afghanistan War veterans since action snubbing the President

Members of the organization “Nobody but Us” say that they have been subjected to repression since their action on 15 February when they demonstrably turned their back on Viktor Yanukovych | detail

Visits 1163

Pit No. 8: Illegal Mines in Ukraine

Towards the end of March, illegal mines or “kopanki” attracted public attention over the scandalously abrupt and unexplained removal of the film “Pit No. 8” from the contest at the documentary film festival Docudays.UA. | detail

Visits 2014

Constitutional Court allows MPs to not inform this year’s voters about income

The Constitutional Court has passed yet another judgement reducing the scope of anti-corruption legislation. On 20 March it published its judgement which allows National Deputies to not make public their expenses for the second half of 2011 | detail

Visits 1693

I never promised you a rose garden

Analysis of the promises made last week by President Yanukovych to increase social payouts in preparation for the upcoming presidential elections | detail

Visits 1468

Afghanistan War Veteran alleges pressure after veterans snubbed Yanukovych

Members of the NGO “Nobody but Us” which defends the rights of Afghanistan War veterans assert that the law enforcement officers are trying to arrest the organization’s leader, Oleksand Kovalyov | detail

Visits 1793

More victims of Donbas’ illegal mines

The Donetsk Regional MIA has reported that the bodies have been found of six men who died in an explosion at a kopanka or illegal mine near Yenakiyeve in the Donbas region on 29 February | detail

Visits 1832

Ukrainian farm workers could be left without pensions

Former kolkhoz workers are unable to prove how long they have worked and therefore receive the pension they earned. The problem could be faced by thousands of Ukrainians who have worked on the land all their lives | detail

Visits 681

Kharkiv Chornobyl clean-up workers picket regional prosecutor’s office

Former Chornobyl clean-up workers assert that not only is the prosecutor failing to defend their rights and not ensuring that court rulings are enforced, but is also allowing the police to trump up criminal investigations against members of their movement | detail

Visits 1359

Fighting Transparency

While the Finance Ministry works to assuage fears that Ukraine could be hurtling towards default, others in power appear more concerned with keeping their dealings well away from public scrutiny or the clutches of the law. | detail

Visits 1853

Leader of Donetsk Afghan Veterans links search of his home with protest actions

The search came two days after 200 Afghanistan War veterans deliberately snubbed President Yanukovych and other public officials by demonstratively turning their back on them | detail

Visits 1268

Initiator of Afghan War veterans’ protest “advised” to leave the country

Oleksandr Kovalyov who initiated the memorable protest on 15 February when around 200 Afghanistan War veterans deliberately snubbed President Yanukovych and other public officials by demonstratively turning their back on them alleges that pressure is being placed on him | detail

Visits 1511

Parliament weakens protection of property rights

By seriously reducing the time limits within which people can apply to the court to have dubious court rulings or contracts revoked, guarantees of people’s rights, especially with regard to ownership, have also been reduced | detail

Visits 2033

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