Searches defaming the dignity campaign and persecution and showered on the heads of activists fighting corruption in Ukraine. The President turned back the clock of reform, critics say.
It looked and sounded like the plot of one of the largest international TV channels. But it just struck. American lead said with the most serious expression, that United Ukrainian organization for the fight against corruption is not what it claims to be. The fact that the Ukrainian anti-corruption advocates actually were entirely corrupt, said the broadcaster. The Chairman of the Board of the Center of counteraction of corruption Vitaly Shabunin, allegedly stole money from the till and spent it on cars and real estate.
FACTS: the President in time of war
Petro Poroshenko was elected in may 2014 after Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian Crimean Peninsula.
Since the ongoing armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian — backed separatists has claimed more than 10,000 lives.
Remarkable video channel 24h News Channel with the speed of lightning spread from YouTube in Ukrainian social media. But there was one problem. The channel was fictitious, but the presenter was not presenter, and an American actor by the name Michael-John Wolfe (Michael-John Wolfe). An anonymous customer just hired him to ensure that he read the news-a fake.
“I proceeded from the fact that the video was made by one of his friends,” he told the Ukrainian newspaper Kyiv Post.
The actor was wrong. The video was the latest in a series of attacks, abuse and unworthy actions aimed at critics in the country blooming violent color corruption.
The last strike was in early August when it became clear that the Ukrainian Bureau of investigation financial crimes now began investigating the activities of anti-corruption center.
“We have become a problem for politicians, very important people, who are now investigating themselves for corruption,” said Daria kaleniuk, Director of the Center of counteraction of corruption.
The organization plays a Central role in the debate about the abuse of power in Ukraine.
President Petro Poroshenko came three years ago to power on a wave of promises to fight corruption in a big country. But the results were mixed. Among the successes to name a new Prosecutor for anti-corruption cases and the requirement that officials declare their property. But none have received a lot of public publicity of cases of corruption was not brought to court.
Recent reforms generally went backwards, says Daria kaleniuk. Part of the security staff and entourage of the President who specifically oppose the reforms, she said.
“The progress that we have seen, was made possible thanks to civil society and help the EU countries. Now we see massive pressure in the opposite direction,” said Daria kaleniuk.