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30.03.2016

Fighting Corruption in Ukraine or Those Who Fight It?

Relief that Viktor Shokin has finally been removed from his post as Prosecutor General was tempered on Tuesday by a final blow against the reform camp through the dismissal of David Sakvarelidze and criminal charges against his former colleague Vitaly Kasko, with concern mounting that Shokin’s successor may only differ in passport details. | detail

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29.03.2016

Protesters demand independent Prosecutor General

200 or more protesters gathered outside the President’s Administration on Sunday demanding the removal of Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin whose resignation once again seems in doubt. | detail

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27.03.2016

Prosecutor General’s Office obtains carte blanche to raid anti-corruption NGO

The ever-obliging Pechersky Court in Kyiv has allowed the Prosecutor General’s Office to search and remove documents, etc. from the Anti-Corruption Action Centre. This, we are to understand, is how the illustrious investigators want to find US money allocated for reforming the prosecutor’s office | detail

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15.03.2016

Maidan activists: Prove that Ukraine has changed through choice of Prosecutor General!

Relatives of Nebesna Sotnya, those killed during Euromaidan and civic activists have publicly demanded an end to behind-the-scenes bargaining and an open competition for the post of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General  | detail

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16.02.2016

Key reformer quits over ’total corruption’ & ’lawlessness’ in Prosecutor General’s Office

Vitaly Kasko, who has resigned as Deputy Prosecutor General, had earlier warned that while the Prosecutor General spends so much time in the President’s Administration, you can forget about real reform | detail

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11.02.2016

Prosecutor General Shokin’s Year of Failed Investigations and Blocked Reform

It is one year exactly since President Petro Poroshenko put forward Viktor Shokin as Prosecutor General, a post Shokin controversially holds to this day | detail

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03.02.2016

Ukraine’s police must not collaborate with Azov xenophobes

Xenophobic statements just issued by members of the Azov Regiment can only compound mounting concern over reported collaboration between police and Azov Civic Corps activists in the Kyiv oblast, as well as plans for groups of Azov fighters to "clean the streets" of criminals | detail

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15.01.2016

‘Clear Signs of Sabotage’ in Odesa 2 May Investigation

20 months after the deadly disturbances and fire in Odesa on May 2, 2014, Ukraine’s law enforcement bodies have not only failed to properly investigate the events and find those responsible, but are effectively sabotaging the investigation. | detail

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11.01.2016

Official Impunity over Attack on Journalists exposing Security Service Luxury Lifestyle

Criminal proceedings have been terminated over an attack on anti-corruption journalists investigating the luxury cars driven by members of the SBU, Ukraine’s security service. The SBU is supposed to fight corruption, but first set guards onto the journalists, then resorted to threats to try to prevent their program being broadcast. | detail

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07.01.2016

How Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Sabotaged the Reform Process

A proper system of competition, perhaps involving professional organizations not directly selected by politicians, could result in candidates selected for their professional qualities, not political loyalty. Poroshenko’s reluctance to remove Shokin suggests there may be no other way | detail

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05.01.2016

Forget Fighting Corruption. Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Sabotages Crucial Reform

A system elaborately designed to ensure renewal of Ukraine’s seriously compromised prosecutor’s office has been effectively ignored by the Prosecutor General, with his office now trying to ensure that external controls over prosecutors will be withdrawn before they even began functioning. | detail

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15.12.2015

Exposed: Ukrainian Police Ministry’s Luxury Cars & Disregard for the Law

Investigative journalists have turned their eye, cameras and calculators to the cars in which Interior Ministry officials come to work and found that police top management clearly think the law is only for others to obey. | detail

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04.12.2015

Why are Ukraine’s leaders abetting Russian ‘Odesa Massacre’ lies?

The Ukrainian authorities’ failure to properly investigate the events of May 2, 2014 has now been compounded by failure to react adequately to a devastating report from an international panel. All of this is enabling Russia’s propaganda machine to continue spreading toxic lies about a ‘massacre’ that never took place. | detail

Visits 2568
04.12.2015

Prosecutor suspected of involvement in Odesa May 2 tragedy

Odesa’s Regional Prosecutor has been challenged to investigate allegations that could implicate one of his employees in the concealment of the weapon used by anti-Maidan activist Vitaly Budko [‘Botsman’] during the violent disturbances on May 2, 2014 | detail

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06.11.2015

Why Poroshenko’s Support for Shokin Is Dangerous

Elected on a promise to reform Ukraine and fight corruption, reformers now fear Poroshenko has gone off course. The current imbroglio centers on Shokin, a Poroshenko ally and protector of the country’s corrupt old guard. | detail

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20.10.2015

Police & judges accused of impeding prosecution of crimes against Euromaidan activists

On the same day that the Head of the special department investigating Maidan crimes spoke of constant obstruction from current police officers, former Berkut officers and judges, a court has allowed Anatoly Logvinenko, an ex-Berkut officer accused of grave crimes, to remove his electronic bracelet | detail

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19.10.2015

Ukraine’s Security Service resorts to attack & threats to keep their luxury lifestyle secret

Ukraine’s Security Service [SBU] has tried to get a program probing corruption within its ranks removed from air, just weeks after two of the journalists were assaulted outside the SBU offices in Kyiv. Since it failed, there is no need to speculate on the reasons – the luxury vehicles that SBU staff use to get to work, rather than the public transport claimed, can be seen – and valued | detail

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05.10.2015

Not so new police: protesters and journalists detained in Kharkiv oblast

Two journalists and a number of protesters were detained on Friday Oct 2 near the Bohodukhiv Oil Depot in the Kharkiv oblast. Unlike the detention of journalists outside the SBU [Security Service] building in Kyiv which elicited a formal apology, the police version of events simply ignores the presence of journalists - and their rather incriminating video footage. | detail

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05.10.2015

Journalists probing Security Service luxury cars detained and manhandled

Two investigative journalists from the anti-corruption programme Skhemy: Corruption in Detail were accosted on Friday morning, Oct 2 outside Ukraine’s SBU or Security Service and told to confess to being spies. | detail

Visits 2417
07.09.2015

Kharkiv police officers caught hitting a black student

An investigation is now underway after two Kharkiv police officers were videoed hitting and then trying to detain a black student who appeared to be simply waiting with a friend, also black, at a bus stop. Most disturbingly, the incident would have almost certainly ended differently had a passer-by not begun videoing the police behaviour and then felt compelled to intervene on the student’s behalf. | detail

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