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«Ukrainegate»: Ukrainian interference in the US 2016 presidential election

During the US 2016 presidential election campaign Ukrainian authorities headed by Peter Poroshenko supported one of the US presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and tried to discredit her opponent Donald Trump. Who was behind this collusion and what were the consequences for Ukraine – read in this new investigation.

Officials have stolen assets for the recovery of Balakleya

Bodies of inquiry of Kharkovskaya oblast are investigating several criminal cases connected to embezzlement of public funds, given for the recovery of Balakleya after the explosions of ammunition. The state has lost more than 27 million hryvnas because of local officials.

A Judge from Kyiv was heading a criminal group

A criminal group was expropriating land parcels and immovable property using falsified documents and a national registry of rights for immovable property. A Judge from Kyiv was leading the group.

Ukrainian citizens use weapons from Donbas against police

An owner of illegal gas station in Rovno came into conflict with cops and threatened to blow himself and them up with one of grenades he was keeping. It was established that the man was on the wanted list in Kharkovskaya oblast for illegal keeping of fire arms and ammunition, taken from combat area.

Poroshenko is to be brought to trial

The former president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is suspected in excess of power when he was appointing members of Highest Council of Justice.

Tank engines are illegally exported from Ukraine

A commercial structure organized preparation for illegal export of more than twenty tank engines UT20 that are used for completing of armored vehicles of Ukrainian army. Officials of the defence ministry are suspected of cooperation with those businessmen.

A former deputy minister Brovchenko was arrested

Investigative bodies have arrested a former deputy minister of Economic Affairs of Ukraine Jury Brovchenko. He is accused of loss-making to the state in the amount of 16,5 million dollars by entering into illegal contract of producing and supply artillery shells. It is known that a former president Petro Poroshenko was present at the opening of the manufacturing line and is a participant of this corruption scheme.

Gladkovsky was released on bail

A former deputy secretary of the National Security and Defence Council Oleg Gladkovsky, business partner of ex-president Petro Poroshenko, was sent to a detention centre but left it after a bail posted. He was charged with abuse of office and corrupt practices.

Prosecutors who were investigating crimes of Maidan, were dismissed

General Prosecutor Office of Ukraine fired three prosecutors of the Office of Special Investigations who were exploring the crimes of Maidan. These officials think they were dismissed because of wrong execution of service records.

The head of the administration of Kyivskaya oblast was dismissed

Mikhailo Bno-Airiian left the position of the Head of administration of Kyivskaya oblast in 100 days after his appointment. He has written a letter of resignation, then published the copy with a quotation of “Sad Hetsymanskyi” by Ivan Bahrianyi “It is better to die once, to die with proud… than creep and die twice”. Experts say the retirement of Bno-Airiian is somehow connected with the conflict with Kolomoyskyi group.

A man from Cherkasskaya oblast was keeping ammunition from the combat zone.

One of the local citizens of Cherkasskaya oblast kept ammunition illegally brought from the combat zone in Donbass. He possessed F-1 and RGD-5 grenades, hollow charge grenade, firecrackers.

A former deputy Minister of Economic Affairs is suspected of a high treason

Investigative bodies of Ukraine launched a criminal charge against a former deputy Minister of Economic Affairs of the country Jury Brovchenko on suspicion of a high treason.

A reinstate in position Head of the CCU can not come to the place of work

Officers of the State Guard Department did not let the Head of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Svyatoslav Shevchyk to come his place of work.

Military commissariat in Ternopol was looking for the recruits at night

Military enlistment office of Ternopol was truing to catch young people in the public places at night. More than 40 people were recruited.

Goncharyk visited the concert of a nationalistic band

Prime-minister of Ukraine Aleksey Goncharyk visited a music concert of Ukrainian ultra-right rock band “Axe of Perun”. He also went to the stage and said some thanking words to the musicians.

Armed Forces of Ukraine said the separation of forces was broken

The representative of the Armed Forces of Ukraine claimed that it is impossible to separate forces near Zolote of Luganskaya oblast because of the pressure of the nationalistic organizations.

A car with weapons was captured in Kiev

A car was captured in Kiev. The cops found weapons and grenades in the trunk that have been illegally taken from the combat area in the south-east of the country.

Пьяный коп устроил ДТП в Винницкой области

A cop under the influence of alcohol has cause a car accident. As a result two men were injured and one died.

The representatives of OSCE have seen the radicals in Zolote

The OSCE observers claimed they have seen 80 armed people, 25 of them were dressed in military uniform. They were carrying national flags of Ukraine and а poster with a sign “We will stay in Zolote”.

Veteran of Ukrainian conflict from USA has committed two murders

American citizen Craig Lang, who took part in war in Donbass as a member of “Right sector” and soldier of Ukrainian Army, has killed two people in the USA. Ukraine refuses to extradite him. In the USA he is going to get a supreme penalty.

Ukraine doesn`t want a peaceful solution for Donbass

Protest actions were conducted in many cities of Ukraine. Participant were striking against the implementation of the “Steinmmeier formula” and separation of forces as new steps for resolution of the conflict in Donbass. The largest took place in Kyiv. People with red-and black and krimean-tatar flags were standing in front of the Office of of the President shouting “Impeachment!” and “Zelensky out!”.

A conflict between the protesters and the Office of of the President occurred

Participants of the protest “Stop capitulation” near Ukrainian Parliament wanted the Head of the Office Andrey Bogdan to resign because of his post on Facebook with screenshots that depict participance of people in protests for money.

The Customs officer organized an illegal income of production

Head customs station in Chernigovskaya oblast organized income of agricultural produce to Ukraine free of tariffs. Monthly damage to the country was more than a million hryvnas

Two ex-officials are accused of wasting 25 million hryvnas

A former deputy director of a government enterprise “Eastern mining and processing combined works” and a director of “Trading house “Eco-Service” are suspected of wasting of 25,4 million hryvnas in May 2015.

Bullying prospers in Academy of National Guard of Ukraine

A video of humiliation of cadets of the National Academy of National Guard of Ukraine by older soldiers was popularized in the social net.

Police chef in Odessa was blackmailing his colleagues

A chief of police in Odesskaya oblast was extorting money from his subordinates for not making troubles for them during the service.

A suspect for murder of Oles Buzina entered the anti-corruption council

Journalist Andrey Medvedko who is suspected of murder of a writer Oles Buzina was chosen as a member of a public council of the National anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine.

A record number of crimes was registered in Ukrainian forces

According to the official statement of investigative bodies of Ukraine for the last 5 years more than 10 thousand serviceman were convicted for crimes of varying severity. More than 1800 “defenders” got jail time.

Secretary of the NSDC hid valuable property

A former finance minister of Ukraine, present Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council Alexander Danilyk did not show in his full declaration data about the residence building and a land parcel. Some 1,6 million hryvnas were hidden.

A criminal case was initiated against the Head of the Regional Council in Zaporozhye

A criminal proceeding was started against the Head of the Regional Council in Zaporozhye Grigory Samardak for abusing of office, statutory non-compliance and housing development of a land parcel in coastal guarded region for the building of a hotel.

Secretary of the NSDC was dismissed

Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council Alexander Danilyk was dismissed from his post. There are lots of conflicts at the highest levels of Ukrainian authorities, including the one between Danilyk and Head of the Office of the President Andrey Bogdan which caused the retirement.

Drunken cop has beaten a student

A drunken cop of patrol duty unit in Poltava has made an assault upon the local female citizen and inflicted grievous bodily harm to a student who covered for her.

Poroshenko did not come for the questioning again

A former president of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko didn’t come to the investigative bodies for the questioning. This time the reason was his absence on the territory of Ukraine. The questioning concerns the criminal case of passing of Kerch Strait by Ukrainian ships.

Son of Joe Biden was taking part in laundering of money in Ukraine

The president of USA Donald Trump during his telephone call to president of Ukraine Vladimir Zelenskiy insisted on activating of the investigation against the son of a former vice-president of US Joe Biden – Hunter, who served on the board of the Ukraine gas company Burisma Holdings.

High official is to be jugged

Investigative bodies will force the director of effectiveness department of “Ukrenergo” Svetlana Nikolenko to come to the Court in Kiev for the hearing of a case of corrupt practices. She missed previous hearings because of the business travel outside the city.

An attorney in Poltavskaya oblast was taking bribes

A procurator jv Lybenskiy public prosecution office in Poltavskaya oblast got 5 thousand dollars from the accused for the possibility to cooperate with the investigators and to get less severe punishment.

A criminal case was started against a head of a public factory

A former head of publicly-owned factory “Powder metallurgy Plant” was buying unserviceable equipment at an overvalued price and cause losses for the factory to the extent of 700 thousand hryvnas. The plant was filling orders of defense industry of Ukraine.

A soldier under contract has killed his comrade in Khmelnytskyi

А soldier who served in Khmelnytskyi lost control of a military vehicle and hit the concrete pole. The accident led to the death of another serviceman who was sitting in the back of a truck. Investigators say that the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

Police chief of Lvov is to be dismissed

Chief of National Police of Lvov Vasily Vikonsky is accused of abusing of power. Several civil society organisations and activists were demanding his resignation because of wrongful actions during dispersion of protesters in Sosnovka of Sokalskiy region. Vikonsky confirmed that he gave the order to disrupt meeting by force.

Wife of Police Chief tried to bring out 650 thousand euro

A criminal case was initiated against customs officers who let the ex-wife of the Chief of National Police of Ukraine Sergey Kniaziev bring out more than 650 thousand euro on her private car Mercedes GLS 350 to Poland. Victoria Kniazieva and her fellow travellers were arrested on Poland's border. Quite possibly that the Police Chief who had written a letter of resignation was trying to bring out the money from Ukraine before his dismissal.

A thrashing between troopers and infantrymen occurred in Donbas

A conflict appeared between the servicemen of 53rd mechanized and 95th air assault brigades and went into a thrashing. 15 people have be en severely injured. Commanding officers were trying to hide the information about the incident, but the relatives of the servicemen know everything through the social net.

A criminal case was initiated against Parybij

The investigative bodies have opened a criminal case against a former speaker of Ukrainian Parlament, people's deputy from “European solidarity” Andrey Parybij. He is suspected of organisation and coordination of criminal groups that were taking part in mass disturbances on May 2, 2014 in Odesa.

Ukrainian soldiers wounded a civilian

Militants of battalion “Aidar” have hindered a local citizen near control station “Mayorsk”. Valuables were taken from him illegally and he made an attempt to escape, but he got shot.

Three criminal cases were initiated against the Head of National Bank

Three criminal proceeding were initiated against the Head of the National Bank of Ukraine Iakov Smolij for concealment of income. The official did not declare more than 18 million hryvnas. He has hiiden the information about several land parcels and bank accounts.

Lytsenko receives a reprimand

The Assessment and Disciplinary Board of Prosecutors have made the decision to punish a former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko for the rewarding of department officers with bonuses, which they were not to get because of their disciplinary offenses. Lutsenko got only a monish for this violation of the law.

Frontier guards organized illegal traffic

Two head officers of frontier department service “Krasnoilsk” of Chernovetskiy border detachment were taking bribes for transporting goods to Romania. Criminals were captured at the time of achieving 1500 euro.

A serviceman was going to blow up a bridge in the center of Kiev

Sergant Alexey Belko, recently dismissed from the Ukrainian army, blocked off traffic on the Metro bridge in Kiev and was threatening to blow it up. Subway traffic and surface transportation were also stoped. It is known that Belko was earlier arrested for absence without leave. He also had police records for using drugs.

Criminal cases were initiated against chefs of customs office in Zhitomyrskaya oblast

Chief of customs clearance department and two chief State inspectors were minimizing import crude oil duties. Just in 2019 the lawbreakers have stolen over a million hryvnas.

Poroschenko ignores the questioning again

A former President of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko didn’t come to the investigative bodies for the questioning in the matter of corrupt practices and interference in judicial activity. He is also called in for questioning on September 27 and October 3, but repeated notice papers can appoint other dates.

Deputy Prosecutor-General of Ukraine was fired

Deputy Prosecutor-General of Ukraine Angela Strigenova was dismissed. A criminal proceeding was initiated against her earlier for faking court judgment of closing the criminal case against SBU officers.

In Kharkov public factory 5 million were stolen

Former first deputy of the factory ruled by “Ukroboronprom” illegally signed an agreement of voluntary property insurance. As a result Kharkov state aviation factory was damaged to the extent of 5,5 million hryvnas.

Three judges of CCU were fired

Three judges of Constitutioinal Court of Ukraine – Mikhail Zaporozhets, Mikhail Gultai and Nataliya Shaptala – were dismissed. It is worthy of note that Nataliya Shaptala was a chairwoman of the Court. She replaced on this position Svyatoslav Shevchyk who called his own dismissal an anticonstitutional overthrow.

Police of Uzhgorod tortured local citizens

Investigative bodies of Zakarpatskaya oblast started a criminal case against policemen of Uzhgorod for torturing two local citizens. Officials didn’t confirm the information until posts in social nets and media started to appear.

Citizen of Zaporizhia was selling RPGs

A local citizen in the city of Energodar in Zaporozhskaya oblast was selling weapon and ammunition. It is known that among others he sold at least two RPGs.

A criminal gang was render spy services

A group of persons consisting of force structure representatives was selling information extracted with the help of wiretaps and hacking accounts of social networkers. The group included officers of National police and State Security Service, as well as people who already had criminal records.

Bureaucrat have stolen 40 million hryvnas during the building works at the military training grounds

During the building and repairing works at the military training grounds Shirokiy lan in Nikolaevskaya oblast department officers of Ukrainian Ministry of Defense have stolen 37 million hryvnas of public funds.

SBU officers were torturing a man

According to an official representative of investigating authorities of Ukraine, a criminal case was initiated against the officers of Ukrainian State Security Service. They were torturing and beating a man in the wood line for several hours and forced him to sign proceedings.

A criminal case was initiated against Klimkin and Poroshenko

Supreme Court of Ukraine obligated investigative bodies to initiate criminal case against former president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and ex-minister of foreign affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin for corrupt practices.

Deputies Head of National police were dismissed

Three Deputies Head of National police of Ukraine were dismissed. Head of criminal police Vyacheslav Abroskin, Head of investigation service Vitaliy Nevgad and Head of Department of economic security Igor Kupranets have lost their positions.

Kiev citizens organized channel of weapon distribution

Two men living in Kiev were transporting fire arms. It was detected that different types of weapon and ammunition including Makarov gun and Skorpion machine carbine were housed in their place of residence.

Money waste was found in “Ukroboronprom”

Director of State Scientific Research Institute of Chemical Products included into the “Ukroboronprom” is suspected of wasting of almost a million hryvnas. He and his accessories found the way of asset misappropriation and got more than 900 thousand hryvnas that had to be spent for armament production.

Fuel products were destroyed during the redeployment

A military unit in Zaporozskaya oblast was changing location when an inflammation in one of the cargo trailers occurred and several explosions followed. As a result fuel products were destroyed. Investigators suspect arson with a view to hide fuel stealage.

Ukrainian soldier was killed by unwatchful comrades

А contract soldier of operational command “North” was killed because of the safety violation during the movement of military equipment in Chernigovskaya oblast.

Mass dismissals in the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

Not less than 25 officials lost their positions in the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. Deputies heads of different departments such as Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Justice were dismissed.

Poroschenko did not come for questioning

A former president of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko did not come for questioning. His representative Igor Golovan said, the notice paper had faulting and nonappearance has a valid reason. Also Poroshenko ignored the interrogation on 3 September saying that he had a lot of job to do in the Parliament. Near the building where a questioning had to take place a protest took place, participants demanded to imprison the ex-president.

Prosecutors are being dismissed in regions

In accordance with the law of Ukraine “Of Prosecution Office”, attorneys of Vinnytskaya, Odesskaya, Zhitomyrskaya and Cherkasskaya oblasts were dismissed from their positions.

Deputy mayor in Dnepropetrovskaya oblast extorted a bribe

Deputy mayor in Dnepropetrovskaya oblast extort 140 thousand hryvnas from local businessman for making available three land parcels for rent.

West wants Ukraine to investigate the act of terrorism

Head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini claimed, that Ukrainian government must conduct an official investigation of the bombardment of the building where the office of “112 Ukraina” TV-channel is situated. Violation, determined as an act of terrorism, was conducted on 13 July, but nobody was found guilty.

The Cabinet approved dismissal of Klichko and Suprun

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved firing from their positions of the Chairman of Kiev State Administration Vitaliy Klichko and first deputy of minister of Healthcare Ulana Suprun.

Lukashenko closes borders with Ukraine

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko stated at the international antiterrorist conference in Minsk that unprecedented measures were taken to limit borderline traffic between Belarus and Ukraine because of the illegal weapon traffic increase.

Goncharyk sells Ukrainian land to the foreigners

Ukrainian government, headed by prime-minister Aleksey Goncharyk works at a new agrarian reform which would let foreign citizens buy agricultural land. Moreover Goncharyk claimed, Ukraine led by Petr Poroshenko moved the right direction.

Muzhenko was dismissed from service

General of the Army of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko was dismissed from service. Previously he lost the position of Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Muzhenko is thought to be responsible for deaths of hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers and volunteers near Ilovaisk in 2014.

A criminal case was initiated against Parybij

A criminal case was initiated against a former speaker of Ukrainian Parlament Andrey Parybij for impeding the realization of the election law and hindering the work of the election committee.

A chief military prosecutor was fired

Deputy Prosecutor-General, chief military prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios was dismissed from his position. There is no information about his further job placement.

Ukrainian unmanned aircraft hunts civilians

According to eyewitness, unmanned flying vehicles attack buildings in the conflict zone of Ukraine. Some drones have marks of “Azov” battalion. They attack not only buildings, but people too.

Ukrainian soldiers burn houses

According to the representative of administration of Gorlovka, soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine make acts of intimidation on the territory of the city and burn several houses every day. Moreover the artillery of Ukraine fires on the suburbs.

Ukrainian Forces attack OSCE observers

Ukrainian Armed Forces bombarded a group of civilians near Pikyzi in Donbass. Observers of an OSCE special monitoring mission were among them. The investigators found out that a commander of 36th separate Naval Infantry Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Andrey Gnatov has a direct relevant to the bombardment.

A director of “Ukroboronprom” was fired

A director of Ukrainian government business enterprise “Ukroboronprom” Pavel Bukin was fired. Earlier there were some incriminating journalistic investigations published. They demonstrated that the ruling of the corporation was taking part in illegal procurement of spare parts for providing military needs of Ukraine.

Avakov and Lutsenko are associated with illegal casinos

Chief of Ministry of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov and a former Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko are accused of crime affiliations with rogue gambling establishments.

“Ukroboronprom” sells positions at the office

An attempt to provide illegal appointment to the leading position in “Ukroboronprom” was made by the people, who introduced themselves as authorized representatives of Ukrainian president. They extorted 570 thousand dollars from the ex-employee of the company to let him take one of the highest positions in the governing of the concern.

President of France accused Zelensky of inactivity

During the phone conversation between president of France and Ukraine, Emmanuel Macron called Vladimir Zelensky to assume measures to end the conflict in eastern part of the country. Before the inauguration Ukrainian leader said, this is a top-priority task, but after a hundred days of his administration there is no tendency for changing the situation the better.

A soldier shot his commander in Lvovskaya oblast

A conscript soldier of Mostisskiy border detachment shot his comrade-in-arms. The Private was mentally ill so hi commanders had no right to give him fire arms.

A member of Cabinet of Ministers hit a man by car

Deputy Head of Cabinet Office of Ukraine hit a man on the crosswalk by car. An inhabitant of a village Korolevka died at the scene. The official was truing to lean on the investigation bodies to skip punishment.

Head of police in Odesskaya oblast was caught hiding 2 million hryvnas

A former head of National police of Ukraine in Odesskaya oblast Dmitriy Grishin making a return did not include 2 million hryvnas. That is why a criminal case was initiated against him. Previously he was a subject of an investigation for conversion and waste of public property in the amount of more than 50 million hryvnas.

A criminal case was initiated against the Head of Healthcare of Ukraine

A former minister of Healthcare of Ukraine Raisa Bogatyreva was arrested on 28th of august. A criminal case against ex-official is being investigated for stealage of public money in an especially large amount, and specifically at time of buying medicines and medical products.

A criminal case was initiated against Gladkovskiy

A criminal case against a former first deputy of Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Oleg Gladkovskiy was initiated for a failure to declare property and financial assets. In 2015 Gladkovskiy hid possession of 1,3 million hryvnas, the value of profit participation rights in Cyprus firm as well as a share in capital of “Kievoblenergo” and a Ferrari for 300 thousand euro of his son.

Poroshenko was called in for questioning

A former president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is called in for questioning to investigative bodies. The date of interrogation is the 3rd of September. Official representative of the agency Anjelica Ivanova claimed, she can not announce the exact time of the questioning and more information about the investigation.

Results of elections of 198th parliamentary division were cancelled

A parliamentary candidate Natalia Diachenko (“Servants of the people”) sued for the results of the elections 198th parliamentary division in Cherkasskaya oblast. Consequently the decision of giving the victory to Sergey Rudyk (self-nominated candidate) was cancelled, the CEC was obligated to continue getting the results of the voting in the division. The first parliamentary session is appointed at August 29, but the examination of claims can change the terms.

A building in Kiev was shelled with an RPG

Unidentified people shelled a building of “Mostobud” in Kiev in Pankovskaya street with a launcher. The incident happened at night. The shell got into the window on the 4th floor. A campaign plan “Sirena” was brought in the capital. An RPG tube was found at the scene of the event. According to one of the versions, Ukrainian soldiers were involved in the incident.

Behead body of Ukrainian army veteran found in Krivoy Rog

A body of a man with a cut off head was found on the railroad in Krivoy Rog. The identity of the dead is established – a former soldier of The Armed Forces of Ukraine, who took part in battle action in the east of the country.

Drunk SBU officer was shooting at people

An officer of State Security Service of Ukraine was driving around the village and shooting at people in Novaya Basan in Chernigovskaya oblast. All the passengers and the driver of the car were drunk. The investigating authority says the officer belonged to Kiev SSU department.

Ukrainian soldier shot his comrade

An accident occurred in permanent base of 35th Naval Infantry Brigade in Dachnoe village of Odesskaya oblast. A soldier on duty shot his comrade-in-arms in the head. The man died at the scene. The investigators believe that murder was committed advisedly.

SSU officer beats a cafe visitor

In Hayvoron city of Nikolaevskaya oblast a special agent of State Security Service of Ukraine beat a man in local cafe. The SSU officer had a cross-talk with a visitor of the resting place and hit him in the face. Then the man fell on the floor and the serviceman began kicking him. After than the lawbreaker was hiding from justice for about a month.

Soldier with heart diseases serve at the 57th mechanized infantry brigade

A sergeant from 57th separate mechanized infantry brigade fell unconscious during the celebration of the Independence Day of Ukraine. First he was transported to first-aid post and then to the hospital. The man died without regaining consciousness. The cause of the death is heart failure.

In western Ukraine a veteran blew up a grenade in the apartment

An explosion occurred in a high-rise apartment building in Ivano-Frankovsk. As a result a man and his cohabitant died. A conflict happened between a veteran of The Armed Forces of Ukraine and his girlfriend and the man blew up two grenades. It is worthy of note that the man was a participant of battle action in Ukraine, also he has criminal records for infliction of bodily harm, disruptive behavior and illegal weapon handling.

Illegal drugs were delivered to soldiers in Kiev

An attempt to sell strong party of drugs occurred in Kiev. Drug dealers were arrested at time of selling amphet to military servicemen. The amount of narcotics was about 800 thousand hryvnas.

Georgians that got Ukrainian citizenship from Zelensky were caught at the time of robbery

According to the act signed by the president Vladimir Zelensky Georgians Mirian Gochadze, Tengiz Zanadze and Levan Jutsishvili got Ukrainian passports in recognition of their military achievements to Ukraine. But already on August 21 they were arrested for the robbery of an inhabitant of Borispolskyi region of Kievskaya oblast. After their leaving Georgia all of them took part in battle action in Ukraine.

One more criminal case was initiated against Klimkin and Poroshenko

A criminal case against minister of foreign affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin and former president of the country Petro Poroshenko for corrupt practices was initiated.

Mayor of Dnepr is suspected of understatement of income

A criminal case was initiated against the mayor of Dnepr Boris Filatov for possible failure to declare property equal to on emillion hryvnas. The official hid the information about his land parcels, means of transport, boat, his wife`s property and disfigured records o his income.

A lawmaker caused a fatal crash in Chersonskaya oblast

A delegate of Golopristanskiy City Council of Chersonskaya oblast was driving under the influence of alcohol and hit by a car a pedestrian. The woman died at the scene. Additional aggravation of the situation is that the official tried to escape the scene of an accident.

A criminal case was initiated against the lawmaker of Poroshenko`s party

First deputy of the party leader of “Petro Poroshenko bloc” in Ukrainian parliament Igor Kononenko is accused of giving unreliable information while filling in a tax declaration in 2015. The lawmaker hid 7,6 million hryvnas of income.

Ukrainian soldiers need help – a “hot line” to prevent suicides is being created without delay

Acting minister of Healthcare of Ukraine Ulana Suprun said a national “hot line” is being formed to reduce the increased number of suicides among former servicemen of Ukrainian Army. The line is to be based within the framework of the activity of the nongovernmental agency «LifeLine Ukraine».

A head of contraband control station was caught while accepting a bribe

Chief of one of the contraband control stations in Ivano-Frankovskaya oblast was extorting 2500 dollars but was caught. The official wanted to take money for the possibility of immediate customs clearance of goods brought from EU.

A soldier put a knife into comrade-in-arms in Nikolaevskaya oblast

A military man that served in Nikolaevskaya oblast found dead in Pervomaisk. A murder was committed by another soldier who was a friend of а 19-year old victim. A lawbreaker stabbed his comrade-in-arms nine times and then threw the body into the river.

A serviceman shot his neighbor

In the village Zalesye a serviceman shot his neighbor in the shared households with a homemade gun. One of four bullets hit the victim’s chest, he died in resuscitation department. A criminal is to be sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment.

A soldier of Ukrainian Army was selling weapons in Odesskaya oblast

А former soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who served in of Joint Forces Operation zone, kept small arms at his home for the purpose of further selling. The lawbreaker was looking for clients among representatives of criminal environment of Odesskaya oblast. A combat soldier was going to sell several guns and more than 500 cartridges for them, as well as arm blanche. All the equipment was stolen from different military bases in Joint Forces Operation zone and transported by the accomplices of the military man to Odessa.

The number of crimes associated with drug trafficking increases In Ukraine

A junior officer of Border Guard of Izmail in Odesskaya oblast was selling drugs to staff of Izmail border detachment and cadets of Maritime Border Guard Training Center. A lawbreaker was arrested barehanded in the process of selling amphetamine. On the same date a founder of a large online drug-distribution network called Telegrass Amos Dov Silver escaped from the law enforcement right before his extradition to Israel. Ukrainian policemen removed his electronic monitoring device, then he went to the shop and dissapeared right before boarding the plane to Tel Aviv.

A fight took place in Regional Council of Odessa

An unscheduled session of Odessa Regional Council began with fighting. A new head of Regional Council was to be chosen instead of Anatoly Urbanskiy, who has become a member of Ukrainian parliament. The start of the meeting was disrupted because of the conflict of Deputy Head of the Council and some delegates

Grymchak is accused of law violations

The National anti-corruption bureau of Ukraine suspects a Deputy Minister for Temporary Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine Yuri Grimchak of law violations. He illegally gained possession of more than a million dollars.

A criminal case was initiated against the Head of State Security Service of Ukraine

An investigation into the activities of the Head of State Security Service of Ukraine Vasiliy Gritsak has been started. The cause is imitation of evidence for the prosecution and other falsifications. A preliminary assessment of a violation is criminal prosecution of a person known to be innocent.

Unsatisfactory food tanks were delivered to Ukrainian military base

One of the military bases of Lvov was provided with unsatisfactory food tanks. By previous concert of military officers and businessmen the price of equipment was twice overstated, the total cost is 30,4 million hryvnas. No less than 800 thousand hryvnas were stolen by Ukrainian officers. It is remarkable that these food tanks had to be supplied all over the country.

CEC disband a commission of 210th parliamentary division

District electoral commission of 210th parliamentary division in Prilyki in Chernigovskaya oblast did not manage to draw up a protocol of the results of the voting in the district. Central Executive Committee decided to disband a commission for a major violation of Constitution and laws of Ukraine.

Police investigator fiscal service accepted a bribe and was caught

Leading investigator of the Chief Financial Investigation Department of Ukraine in Zaporozhskaya oblast got 300 thousand hryvnas from business owner for helping to hide violations of financial legislation but was arrested

A criminal case was initiated against the Chief of State Bureau of Investigation

Regional court of Kiev obligated the National anti-corruption bureau of Ukraine to initiated a criminal case against the Chief of State Bureau of Investigation of the country Roman Truba. Among other crimes he is blamed of high treason.

A former head of the SSU Gritsak is under suspicion

The Solomenskiy Regional Court of Kiev engaged National anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine to open a criminal case against former head of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasiliy Gritsak and his deputy Pavel Demchina in connexion with their corrupt practices and bribery.

The head of the Regional Council in Zhitomyrskaya oblast accepted a bribe and was caught

The head of Korostenskyi Regional Council Vasiliy Klimenko got a bribe and gave to an intending businessman a good chance to win a competition and to coordinate an occupational lease in one of the city hospitals.

Poroshenko was questioned in the matter of tax evasion

A former president of Ukraine Peter Poroshenko arrived to interrogation in the State Bureau of Investigation. An invitation refers to the case of tax evasion while buying a TV-Channel “Pryamoi”.

Officer of the National Guard of Ukraine knocked down and killed a pedestrian

Company officer of one of the military bases of Ukrainian National Guard in Lvovskaya oblast ran down a pedestrian that crossed the road. As a result a pedestrian died.

Attorneys from Kiev arrested while bribetaking

Two prosecutors from Kiev got bribes on an especially large scale. For not bringing to justice a director of one of the filling stations chain lawbreakers demanded from him 5 thousand dollars.

Chief of police department of Zaporozhskaya oblast was arrested for drink driving

Chief of investigating department of Dnepr police Nikolai Vasilenko was arrested for drink driving, a protocol was drawn up. Vasilenko resused to go through medical inspection.

Ukrainian soldier is going to get 7 years of imprisonment for shooting a journalist

According to the press relations service of a Kiev prosecution office, ukrainian soldier Vladimir Regishi wounded a journalist of a TV-Chanel «Nastoyashee vremya» Vladimir Runts. Regishi also engaged fire on visitors of a restaurant in Kiev in Obolon region. He is now to be sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment.

Soldiers of Ukrainian armed forces tried to sell RPGs and grenades

According to press relations service of State Security Service of Ukraine, soldiers of one of the military bases of Ukrainian armed forces were trying to sell a strong party of small arms. Offenders were going to flog 12 RPGs, 30 grenades and more than 3000 cartridges for 50 thousand hrn. Soldiers are captured, investigative action are taking place

A deserter from Kherson threatened to blow up a grenade in a domestic building

In Oleshkovsky region in Khersonskaya oblast a deserter from the army, a local citizen, threatened to blow up a grenade on the 9th floor of a high-rise apartment building. At that he threatened to kill law-enforcement officers. Following the results of the investigation the man is sentenced to 4,5 years of imprisonment for illegal acquisition and possession of ammunition.

An official who participated in Rotterdam+ was arrested

A director of a public factory «Operator rynka» Vladimir Evdokimov was arrested on suspicion of agreement on behalf of third parties during the confirmation of Rotterdam+ formula. Evdokimov is a former member of National Commission regulating energetics and municipal service. It was established that the decision of the head and the members of Commission made let the unidentified persons to get a vast illegal income.

City councillor in Zaporozhskaya oblast arrested for a bribe

State Security Service officers arrested а councillor of one of the City councils of Zaporozhskaya oblast. The official demanded money from director of a local trading company threatening to block business operations. The arrest was executed at time of transfering of a regular payment. The councillor is to be sentenced from 5 to 10 years of imprisonment.

A german detective says he is ready to public new data on the downing of MH17

A private detective from Germany Josef Resch who was investigating the the downing of MH17 said he is ready to bring some new data to light. He stated that he is going to give to the public the information including the names of the responsible for the tragedy and some satellite data as well, if the Netherlands will not accept his second request to take this information into account.  

The president fired officials of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

The president of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky signed an act of dismissal of deputy chef of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Yuri Gresko and another deputy chef Arthur Pimenov. It is remarkable that officials were appointed by a former head of state Peter Poroshenko right before the presidential elections.

Two died after an explosion of a grenade in the hospital in Odesskaya oblast

According to regional command of Ukrainian national police, in the central hospital in Odesskaya oblast an explosion of a grenade took place. As a result two people were died. Later police officers found another unexploded grenade.

The Prosecutor-General’s Office of Ukraine suspects two loyalists of Poroshenko of stealing financial assets from “Agrarniy fond”

Prosecutor-General of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko said, there is enough evidence to suspect a former head of National Bank of Ukraine Valeria Gontareva and a former deputy head of Presidential Administration Alexey Filatov. If additional facts will be confirmed, a criminal case could be opened.

A judge was dismissed for criminal prosecution

According to press relations service High Council of Justice of Ukraine, a judge of Kiev Podolsk regional Court Tatiana Voitenko was removed from office in connexion with a criminal prosecution for “improper influence”. She was also dismissed earlier in May 2018 and a criminal criminal case was initiated. But there was no sentence or or a decision of closing the case.

“Servants of the people” were found out in skipping classes in Truskavets

President of Kiev School of Economics Timofey Milovanov said, many parliamentarians of “Servants of the people” were skipping classes during their study in Truskavets. Instead of learning future lawmakers were resting and attending SPA. According to Milovanov's estimates, only a half of the students will receive certificates.

The Netherlands do not accept the data of a german detective on the downing of MH17

A private detective Josef Resch said he was trying to pass new information about the reasons of the MH17 plane crash that was not taken into consideration during last presentations of JIT in June, but he got a refusal. Moreover, he insisted on public passage of information but this requirement did not satisfy Dutch prosecutor’s office. As a result, the detective publicized an open letter to JIT on his detective agency Web site «Wifka».

Serious reappointments in Ukrainian Ministry of Defense

The president of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky signed an act of dismissal of Commander of the Army of the Armed Forces of Ukraine colonel general Sergey Popko. Lieutenant-general Aleksander Sirsky, who earlier was the head of Joint Forces Operation, took the position. In his turn, lieutenant-general Vladimir Kravchenko, who was the head of tactical force «North», appointed as the new head of Joint Forces Operation.

Election committee in Chernigovskaya oblast could not count the results

According to the press relations service of central election committee, in Chernigovskaya oblast in 210th single-seat electoral district the election committee could not count all the results the winner is not found. The record of the results of the vote must be put together with a mark “specified” and sent to Kiev by the end of the day.

A criminal investigation was launch against speaker of Ukrainian Parlament Parybij

Shevchenkovskiy Regional court of Kiev obligated the State Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine to launch a criminal investigation against the speaker of Parlament Andrey Parybij as he impeded the realization of the election law.

Ukrainian soldiers convicted of selling explosives

According to State Security Service of Ukraine two former soldiers of Ukrainian Army were convicted of stealing and selling explosives. Contract serviceman of Zhitomyrskaya oblast organized selling plastid, trotyl and detonators, that were illegally dropped off from the region of Joint Forces Operation. Law breakers are sentenced to four years of imprisonment.

Lawmaker from Odessa arrested for stealing of several million hryvnas

State Security Service of Ukraine arrested a delegate of Odessa Regional Council for possible stealing of finance during the reconstruction of a passage Tiligylskiy firth – Black Sea. A Business organization got some 20 million hryvnas for fictive holding of reconditioning work and the real chief of the organization is the Lawmaker.

A soldier of the National Guard of Ukraine caused an accident and tried to escape

A road traffic accident happened in Kiev. A soldier of the National Guard was driving a car and tried to escape after the crash. The police says, the driver was intoxicated. Moreover, a substance identified as amphetamine was found in a car.

A drug gang had been operating in Zaporizhia for two years

According to the press relations service the Police of Zaporozhskaya oblast, a drug gang was producing and selling narcotic during a two year period. A consignment of drugs was withdrawn by police. At time of the arrest of the gang automatic weapons, grenades and other evidentiary items were collected.

Officials were arrested for a 1,5 million bribe

According to press relations service of the National Police of Ukraine, a Director General of Ukrainian Institute of soil protection and a chef of government enterprise “Golovinskiy career” were arrested for taking bribes. The sum comes to 1,5 million US dollars. Machinations were conducted to liquidatу and to transfer an enterprise to private sector.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine owes 4 million hryvnas to Government

According to Ukrainian Armed Forces, the current debt for electric-light service amounts 4,2 million hryvnas. It occurred because all financial resources are spent to provide conducting of Joint Forces Operation.

The SBU chief of Zaporozhskaya oblast got fired

The president of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky signed an act of dismissal of the chief of the Security Service of Ukraine of Zaporozhskaya oblast major-general Aleksander Khilko. He headed the department since february 2017. It is possible that Khilko was fired because of suspicion in participation in corrupt practices.

Officers of the SBU illegally got land property near Kiev

Resulting a journalistic investigation, published on Bihus.Info web site, three officers of State Security Service of Ukraine got for free land property in Kievskaya oblast in Chernechiy wood. The land area is about 22 hectare, the assessed valuation is 275 million hryvnas. Moreover, local cottage building co-operative “Gorobyna” has a law decision, that the land should be given back, but it is still charged to SSU officers.

The Cabinet of Ministers signed out the head of Ukrainian transportation security service

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine signed out the head of transportation security service Mikhail Nonyak. This deprivation was assigned on Julу 18 by the president.

Parliamentary candidates were bombarded with eggs

During the speech of public observer the Boris Ovcharov on the 50th parliamentary division unknown people have broken the door to the hall were the event took place shouting “shame” bombarded parliamentary candidates Andrey Aksenov (self-nominated candidate) and Sergey Koshykov (“European solidarity”) with eggs.

Members of parliament are hiding their assets

National agency for corruption foresight made enquiry and brought to light a false information in the declarations of a member of parliament Igor Kononenko and a head of Dnepr Boris Filatov. The amounts they wanted to hide were about 8 million and more than one million hrn. accordingly.

Deputy Chief of Odessa police was arrested

Officers of State Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine arrested a former Deputy Chief of Odessa police Konstantin Geiko. He is suspected of stealage of a large number of tobacco products. Geiko before was hiding out from the police.e.

A flag was stolen from the building of the German Council in Chernovci

The National Police Regional Department of Ukraine states that two unidentified persons have stolen the flag from the building of German Council in Chernovci and left. The criminals are to be imprisoned for five years.

State Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine named the number of cases where Poroshenko is mentioned

The head of State Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine Roman Tryba claimed that the department conducts 11 criminal proceedings where a former Ukrainian president Peter Poroshenko is involved. He also said that the head of “European solidarity” goes against his own words denying receiving of a request for summons and the initiation of criminal cases against him.

Ukrainian police opened a case against AvtoKrAZ officials for debts to the Ministry of Defense

On July 29, a pre-trial investigation was opened by Investigators of the National Police of Ukraine of Poltava region due to non-payment by the AvtoKrAZ plant of fines in the amount of about 7 million hryvnias that were imposed for failure to meet the deadlines for fulfilling the defense order. Suspected officials face a period of 3 to 8 years. Investigators of the prosecutor’s office believe that AvtoKrAZ officials deliberately evade paying debts.

Dnipropetrovsk police head was dismissed

On July 29, head of the National Police of Ukraine Sergey Knyazev in agreement with the Minister of Internal Affairs Avakov signed an order to dismiss the chief of police of the Dnipropetrovsk region Vitaly Glukhoveri. The official was dismissed because of a scandal with his driver when the KORD special forces detained patrolmen who stopped this driver for violating traffic rules.

Hungary holds Ukrainian citizen for killing 28 people

The Hungarian Supreme Court on July 29 took into custody the Ukrainian captain of the Swiss vessel Viking Sigyn, canceling the decision of the district court in Budapest to release him on bail. Since June 13, the ship's captain has been under house arrest without the right to leave Budapest. He was suspected of not providing assistance to the victims. Earlier, on May 29, a Viking Sigyn cruise ship under the control of a Ukrainian captain collided with a pleasure boat Rusalka, killing 28 people.

Prosecutor in Sumy is under trial for taking bribe

On July 29, The State Security Committee of Ukraine completed a pre-trial investigation of the case of a prosecutor from the city of Sumy. The official demanded and received a bribe for a guilty plea, according to which the accused would receive a punishment that does not imply imprisonment. The bribe amounted to 3,500 dollars. The prosecutor faces imprisonment of 10 years.

In Odessa soldier from the national guard shot himself in the head

On July 29, an emergency occurred in the Kiev District Court of Odessa. A soldier of the 34th separate battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine was seriously injured in the head during a court session. According to the preliminary version the incident occurred due to careless handling of weapons. Police say the soldier injured himself.

US and Ukraine have attempted to capture the "black boxes" from MH17

The documentary film by the Dutch journalist Max van der Werff “Call to Justice” demonstrates the fact of an attempt to obtain flight recorders from the crashed passenger liner MH17 by representatives of the USA and Ukraine. The film was published on YouTube on July 16 in anticipation of the fifth anniversary of the tragedy. The video proves that part of the evidence was falsified by the Ukrainian leadership.

The former Ukrainian military serviceman tried to detonate a grenade on the street

On July 23, law enforcement officials detained a 35-year-old ex-serviceman near Kiev. A resident of the city of Fastov while intoxicated threatened to detonate a grenade in the central square of the city. A man faces two to six years in prison.

Not far from the town Kherson soldier shot a colleague

In one of the military units in the Kherson region soldier shot his friend from the machine gun in the leg. The investigation established that the shot occurred during the discharge of the AKS-74 assault rifle. Investigators of the State Bureau of Investigation developed a set of examinations and delivery of a notice of suspicion to a soldier.

Frenchman with a gun arrested in Lviv

On July 24, representatives of law enforcement agencies of Ukraine detained a French citizen while crossing the border with Poland at a checkpoint Krakovets. The man bought four firearms in Khmelnitsky and tried to take him out of the country. Narcotic substances were also found during the search.

Boryspil customs chief inspector detained in a bribe

On July 24, the Security Service of Ukraine took red-handed the chief state inspector of the Boryspil customs. He demanded a citizen of Ukraine $ 800 for the opportunity to pass customs control. The SBU continues to establish the identities of other officials involved in the extortion. The transfer of the bribe was carried out in two stages at 400 dollars. Inspector was detained during the transfer of the second part of the money.

The State Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine called Klitschko for interrogation

The State Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine summoned for interrogation to testify the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko. The investigation concerns the use of communal land. Klitschko is summoned for questioning as a witness.

New information on violations during the voting revealed in Luhansk

Lawyers monitoring the election said on July 24 that local police were putting pressure on election commission members. In the 106th constituency in Severodonetsk (Luhansk region) police closed members of the commission in the building. The statement said law enforcement officials exerted unprecedented pressure on officials, physically restricting their movement.

A military helicopter landed to a polling station in Donetsk

To ensure law and order and stabilize the situation on July 23, a helicopter was sent from the air support forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to the 50th constituency in Pokrovsk, Donetsk Region.

Investigators explained why they took up the "Klitschko bridge"

The director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine Artem Sytnik said on July 24 that the agency’s specialists are ascertaining the validity of the cost of the bridge and the quality of the work performed. He noted that during the construction of the pedestrian bridge theft was possible. In addition, he said that the investigation was a reaction to numerous statements by citizens and media publications.

SBU employees took bribes in Zaporozhye

On July 16, the State Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine completed a pre-trial investigation into the case of violations of Ukrainian officials. The head of counterintelligence of the SBU of the Zaporizhzhya region and his subordinates were engaged in extortion and blackmail of foreign citizens living in the region. Foreigners whose term of valid temporary residence permit was approaching the end of Ukraine had to pay $ 2,000 to solve the problems with the State Migration Service.

NABU conducts searches in the Poroshenko sports club

On July 19, investigators of the National Anti-Corruption of Ukraine searched the “Bogdan Motors” automobile company and the “5 element” sports club in Kiev. It was a part of the investigation of the case of embezzlement of state property on an especially large scale by officials of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and the General Staff of the Armed Forces from 2015 to 2018. The sports club is de facto owned by the ex-president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

The candidate for people's deputies was found dead

Management of the National police in the Nikolaev area reported that in the city of Pervomaisk on July 16 a candidate for people's deputies of Ukraine was found dead. The body with a gunshot wound was found in the box of one of the enterprises on Gvardeiskaya Street, the director of which was the 56-year-old candidate. Next to the body of the deceased was a hunting rifle. It has been previously established that the candidate shot himself in the body.


The people's deputy of “Revival” party created a network for buying votes

On July 22, the State Department of the National Police in Odessa Region reported that a network of 20 people who bribed voters in favor of a candidate for deputies from the Revival party Vitaly Barvinenko was exposed. Voters were offered more than a thousand hryvnias for the photo of the ballot, which will bear a mark next to the name of the candidate.

Weapons that were given to Ukraine are not in use

On July 19, Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajan said that military equipment that Ukraine received from the allies have been gathering dust in the warehouses of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine. He believes that instead of providing for the urgent needs for equipment and weapons Ukraine should focus on developing its own defense institutions.

Candidates for election to the Verkhovna Rada use new forms of buying votes

On July 21, during the early elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine law enforcement officers faced new types of violations of the electoral law. Candidates for deputies use brands of other political forces. In addition, the deputy chief of the Main Investigation Department of the National Police Maxim Tsutskiridze said that voter bribing using tickets for various entertainment events as well as gift certificates for acquiring equipment is widespread in modern elections.

Vinnitsa customs officials were detained on bribes

On July 15, law enforcement authorities revealed a corruption scheme for customs car clearance in Vinnitsa. According to the investigation, one of the heads of customs and the head of the post organized the dark scheme. The facts of taking bribes totaling about 300 thousand were documented. Intruders demanded 500 hryvnias for each declaration.

Soldier from Nikolaev was detained for drug trafficking

On July 15, SBU arrested in Nikolaev a group of people engaged in the production and marketing of psychotropic substances. One of the drug dealers turned out to be a serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In addition, an RPG-22 grenade launcher, grenades and 5.45 caliber cartridges were found in the room. Investigative actions are ongoing to establish all circumstances, as well as the establishment of sources of weapons origin.

In the light of the upcoming elections new violations have been revealed in Ukraine's Transcarpathia

On July 14, National Ukraine Police in the Transcarpathian Region arrested a group of people who organized a dark scheme for obtaining votes in favor of one of the candidates for deputy at the extraordinary elections to the Verkhovna Rada. According to law enforcement officials, citizens were promised up to one and a half thousand hryvnias as a reward.

Armed radicals from Donbass were arrested in Italy

On July 14, a special operation was conducted in northern Italy and local police officers seized firearms from persons who fought on the Armed Forces side in Ukraine as mercenaries. In addition to weapons, Nazi symbols were also seized. Among the three detainees is a former inspector of Italian customs who in 2001 ran for the Italian Senate from the New Force party.

Ukrainian soldier was sentenced to 24 years of imprisonment.

On July 12 the Italian Court found soldier of the National Guard of Ukraine Vitaliy Markiv guilty and sentenced him to 24 years of imprisonment. Earlier, he was charged with involvement in the murder of Italian journalist Andrea Roccelli and interpreter Andrei Mironov in the Donbass in 2014.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine erroneously killed its own soldiers

On July 15, soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine erroneously killed their colleagues while trying to use a new type of weapon. According to the representative of the DPR operational command Daniel Bezsonov, such an incident happened twice during the past week. While using the UR-77 mine clearing facility, Ukrainian soldiers launched a shell without a brake cable and as a result it fell into the position of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Zelensky's motorcade is responsible for the car crash

On July 14 in the Zaporizhzhya region an accident occurred with a tourist bus convoy. The collision was caused by cars from the motorcade of the President of Ukraine.

Andrey Bogdan involved in financial swindles on hundreds of millions UAH

The Fund guaranteeing deposits of Ukraine found credit frauds on the amount about 200 million of UAH with an offshore company «Aydelberg resourses Inc.» in 2007. On this basis it was started criminal case, and current Chief of Presidential Administration of Ukraine Andrey Bogdan was the representative of this company by proxy at that time

The searches started in Poroshenko’s party

Representative office of party of the ex-president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko «European solidarity» reported that one of candidates from party Yury Biryukov was conducted searches. These actions are connected with «the unmotivated judgment», it is said in the message of the telegram-channel of party. The State bureau of investigations of Ukraine conducts these searches

Armed forces of Ukraine recede from lines of differentiation

The officer of the press services of national militia of Luhansk Ivan Filiponenko declared that military personnel of one of crews of Armed forces of Ukraine left the positions near the line differentiations with the Luhansk People's Republic. According to him, basic reasons of this are not completeness divisions staff and problems with ammunition. Besides, he noted that the Ukrainian military have extremely low level moral and psychological condition

The military personnel detained for selling grenades in Odessa

Military prosecutor's office of Ukraine in Odessa region together with other security departments performed operation on the detention of the military personnel of one of military parts of Armed forces of Ukraine in Odessa. The military personnel tried to sell 15 F-1 grenades brought from zones of combat operations

The murder of heads of security agencies was prevented in the Donetsk People's Republic

Press service of the Ministries of Internal Affairs of the Donetsk People's Republic reported that the terrorists were detained. Besides, it is reported that criminals were enlisted by the State Security Service of Ukraine. One of them had the weapon and cartridges.

Poroshenko was thrown smoke grenades

Unknown threw ex-president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko smoke grenades during the meeting with voters in the city of Stary in the Lviv region. Press secretary the former head of the state Svyatoslav Tsegolko declared that the employed provokers tried to break a meeting

The lieutenant colonel of Armed forces of Ukraine to a death beat the woman

The head of the press services of department of national militia of Donetsk People's Republic Daniil Bessonov declared that the Ukrainian command hides incident with a non-statutory relationship military personnel.

Zelensky dismissed head of the State Security Service of Ukraine

The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky has signed the decree on release from occupied positions of the chief of head department of Security service of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Alexander Shmitk who held this post since June, 2018.

Ukraine has critical deficit of gas

Representative the Ukrtransgaz companies (the operator of the gas transmission system of Ukraine) declared that in storages there are 152 million cubic meters of fuel while monthly the need of the country is averages 240 million cubic meters.

The Ukrainian journalists complained of problems with violations of freedom of speech

The specialist of fund of Democratic initiatives of Ilka Kucheriva declared that Ukrainian journalists among the main threats to freedom of speech called censorship from owners of mass media.

Ukrainian journalist Vadim Komarov died without regaining consciousness

The head of The national union of journalists of Ukraine Sergey Tomilenko reported that the journalist Vadim Komarov, who was beaten by unknown in May in Cherkasy, died without regaining consciousness.

The British military direct Ukrainians on Donbass

The British military personnel delegation under the leadership of the chief of the General staff of overland troops of Armed forces of Great Britain the general Mark Carlton-Smith visited the combat operations area on Donbass and held meeting with the commander of Operation of the joint forces lieutenant general Alexander Sirsky.

The court in Kiev took away the housing the Ukrainian military personnel

The economic court in Kiev passed the decision about supplementary agreements about reduction the number of square meters of the housing for the Defence Ministry in the housing estate «Novopecherskiye lipky» are recognized valid.

Drunk Ukrainian commander shot his subordinates

Commander of platoon of the 30th crew of Armed forces of Ukraine, being in condition of strong alcoholic intoxication, shot from the automatic machine for three servicemen who made attempt to leave positions.

A truck with chemicals fell to the river under Vinnitsey

On June 9 in the «Zbarzhevka» village (Vinnytsia region) the cargo minibus, lit up and moved down in the pond, transporting pesticides and simulators of growth of agricultural plants.

In the Khmelnytskyi region officials were arrested for bribe in especially large sizes

Attorney-General of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko declared that employees Public service of geology and subsoil of Ukraine were arrested in the Khmelnytskyi region for racketing of bribe on the amount more than 400 thousand dollars.

«Force and honor» sells party places

The journalist Olga Vasilevskaya-Smaglyuk declared that former head of the State Security Service of Ukraine and party leader «Force and honor» Igor Smeshko sells places through passage in the political party at the high prices.

Arrears of wages

The total amount of arrears of wages was 466,7 millions hryvnias by 1 May 2019, according to the Statistics Department of the Lugansk region.

Confiscation of property of DPR and LPR residents

The administration of the human rights ombudsperson of DPR reported that the Verkhovna Rada registered a draft law provided for the confiscation of property of Donbass residents who had been admitted to Russian citizenship.

«Ukrzaliznytsia» officials extorted bribes

The press service of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine reported that «Ukrzaliznytsia» officials demanded at the representative of one of the enterprises of 270 thousand UAH for the storage contract.

SBI detects a case on servers loss in Administration of President

State Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine Chef Roman Trub claims, his staff members carry out an inspection of situational room of presidential administration office on the case of servers with secret data files and monitors loss.

The court arrested the property of the National Guard ex-commander

The «Solomensky» district court of Kiev arrested the property of the National Guard former commander Yury Allerov.

Lawmakers have stolen more than 5 million UAH

In one of the settlement councils the delegates colluded with the head of public utility and were deducting public funds for assumed names under colour of salary during several years.

The General Staff ex-chief told about cancellation of operation on «unblocking Crimea»

Left on freedom the ex-chief of the General Staff of Armed forces of Ukraine Vladimir Zamana declared that 1 March, 2014 Armed forces of Ukraine began operation on «unblocking Crimea», however, it was stopped on the same day by order of the country government.

Crash of Armed forces of Ukraine helicopter

In Wednesday, May 29, at 11:27 am during training flight the Mi-8 helicopter has fallen. As a result of helicopter crash four crew members together with commander of the 16th individual brigade of army aviation of Land forces Armed forces of Ukraine have died.

Members of parliament hid billions

National Agency of Prevention of Corruption of Ukraine finished the checking of 110 declarations of 72 members of parliament of Ukraine. Unreliable information detected in 77 of them.

«Naftogas» corruption

The 6th Appellate Court of Ukraine passed a verdict to disclose information concerning bonuses of “Naftogas” workers resulting from winning a suit in Stockholm Court of Arbitration.

Ukrainian parliament didn`t pass the law of additional vacation for veterans

The bill provides that employers must cover expenses coming from 14-days vacations of participants in military operations, injured participators of the Revolution of Dignity and disabled servicemen.

Another Petition of Zelensky resignation

One more petition concerning the resignation of the president of Ukraine was filed at his official site.

A soldier of ukrainian National Guard is to be convicted in Italy

A regular meeting took place in Italy on 24th of May on the case of a soldier of the National Guard of Ukraine Vitaliy Markiv, captured in 2017 during his crossing the Italian border.

Veterans of ATO protested in Zaporizhzhya

Several dozens of ATO veterans on 23rd of May were striking in front of the Mayor’s office of Zaporizhzhya.

Riot in correctional institution in Odessa

In Southern general penal colony in city of Odessa about 500 prisoners blocked the building. Moreover, a fire situation occurred. The reason was an unsatisfactory feeding quality. Latter a mass breakout was detected.

An election campaign started in Ukraine

Expecting an early parliamentary voting timed for 21nd of July an election campaign began in Ukraine.

The European Union insists on narrowing the jurisdiction of the State Security Service of Ukraine

Deputy Head of the EU Delegation in Ukraine Annika Weidemann stated that absence of reformations in the State Security Service of Ukraine interferes strengthening of confidence and a further integration of a country into the European area.

Petition of Zelensky resignation emerged on presidential official site

Petition «Of president of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky resignation» was filed at the official site of the president of Ukraine.

The first complaint was made to the Supreme Court against the decision to dismiss Rada

Alexandr Danilyuk claimed that his organization «Спільна справа» («Spilna Sprava») has made a complaint to the Supreme Court against the president’s decision to dismiss Rada.

SAPO started the investigation of corruption scheme in energetic sphere

The Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office has initiated four criminal proceedings against the former country’s president Poroshenko.

Geletey surrenders office

Head of Department of State Guard of Ukraine Valery Geletey steps down. As he claims, the reason is the coming to power of a new president Zelensky.

Investigation against the Head of the Anticorruption Bureau has been initiated

Ukrainian State Investigation Bureau initiated investigation against the Director the Ukrainian Anticorruption Bureau Artyom Sitnik because he has not declared his stay in one of the hunting reserve in Rovno region.

New appointments by Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reshuffled some high-ranking positions.

Volodymyr Zelensky dismissed Rada

Ukrainian President Nolodymyr Zelensky signed a Decree on Parliament dismissal on May, 21. Special elections are scheduled on July, 21.

Ukrainian military men captured in Donbas

Donetzk People Republic militia arrested fighters of the Ukrainian sabotage group. Ukrainian side claimed earlier that 8 soldiers was captured because of slant off from the path.

Zelensky fired Muzhenko and appointed new Chief of Staff

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky fired Chief of Staff Victor Muzhenko on May, 21.

Zelensky called Rada to fire Gritzak, Poltorar and Lutsenko

Zelensky inauguration has passed in Kyiv. The new President claimed that he is going to dismiss Ukrainian Parliament Rada.

Poroshenko became a person of interest into high treason

Ukrainian State Investigation Bureau initiated pre-trial proceedings against the Ukrainian high-level authorities on charges of high treason and excess of authority.

Shevchuk demands reinstatement on a judge position

Ex-Head of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Stanislav Shevchuk filed an action at Kyiv Administrative Court.

Vasily Prozorov disclosed the details of Poroshenko crimes in an interview with NTV

In a recent episode of the program «New Russia sensations» on NTV channel former employee of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) Vasily Prozorov disclosed the details of the most famous crimes of Petro Poroshenko.

Fiscal Service inspector was arrested on charges of extortion in Khmelnitskii region

General Fiscal Service inspector of Khmelnitskii region was arrested by local law-enforcement authorities on charges of extortion. He can face from 5 till 10 years of imprisonment.

Kyiv’s Court Opened a Case on Poroshenko and Parubii’s Travel Abroad Ban

The administrative circuit court of Kyiv will consider a case in relation to the claim against the current president of Ukraine and a number of high ranking officials.

Police Major Was Arrested in Melitopol

The officers of law-enforcement organs of Melitopol arrested a police major over receiving a bribe of $10 thousands dollars USD. He was exacting money from a serviceman who was in charge of maintenance supplies of military unit in exchange of information on where stocks of materials and capital equipment are located in his unit.

«Privat Bank» ATM was exploded nearby Dnepr

Unknown criminals exploded «Privat Bank» ATM in Podgorni countryside nearby Dnepr city at 2 am on May, 17. According to preliminary data bombers have taken cash and disappeared. Notably, that former «Privat Bank» owner Igor Kolomoiski came to Ukraine from Israel the day before.

Aircraft weapons warehouse was found in countryside near Kyiv

Ukrainian Security service found an illegal aircraft weapons warehouse in a private house in Novoselki village near Kyiv. Security unit detected UB-32 launchers for MiG-21 and MiG-27 fighters using for firing S-5 rockets. Owners of the armament planned to sell launchers in one of the African country.

Head of Ukrainian Constitutional Court Shevchuk Faces a Vote of No Confidence

The judges of Constitutional Court of Ukraine expressed no confidence in his traitor Svyatoslav Shevchuk and deprived him of the position of Constitutional Court’s judge.

Zelensky Was Informed on Pressure of Sumy’s Customs on Business

Businessmen of Sumy region importing tissues and consumer goods and partially cater for the needs of the Ukrainian armed forces addressed an open letter to Volodymyr Zelensky.

Ex-Commander of National Guard of Ukraine Allerov Was Captured

The ex-commander of National Guard of Ukraine Juryi Allerov has been captured on charges of being involved in the corruption scheme in property for the military. Allerov was fired from his post of commander of National Guard on 7 May.

Mariupol: crying out my happiness

The 9th of may. For me, and I`d love to think for most of other people, a special day. The Victory Day. Over the last years when I have worked in the Security Service on the territory of Ukraine with a sad at heart I was watching Kiev authorities trying to change the attitude of society to this holiday. It is clear, that not for the better.

Oh, Odessa…

Firstly, I want to explain you, dear readers, the nature of these documents. The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has such kind of documents which, in official language, function in T-1 mode. The colloquialism of this mode sounds like «teshka». When it comes to some kind of «sensitive matters», that unit which «lead the process» reports about the results in «teshka» mode.

The beginning of Anti-terrorist operation (ATO): «physical destruction prevails over peace talks»

It has been 5 years since the spring of 2014 when Kyiv launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation in Donbass. You remember what Ukrainian officials were claiming that time? They said the anti-terrorist operation was aimed against a small group of separatists who took over several administrative buildings in Kharkov, Donetsk and Lugansk regions. They assured that these actions wouldn’t concern ordinary people of the Eastern Ukraine at all.

Human Rights Activist Bring an Application to SBU, Blaming Poroshenko Over Treason

The head of the Ukrainian human rights movement «Force of Right», former vice-premier minister of Crimea and ex-chief of committee of inquiry on Ilovaisk events Andrey Senchenko submitted an application to the Security Service of Ukraine, claiming that there are signs of treason in the Ukrainian president Poroshenko’s actions.

Interview with Vasily Prozorov on the program «Vesti at 23» on the channel Russia-24

Vasily Prozorov commented on relations of Poroshenko with security forces of Ukraine and about the upcoming confrontation of Volodymyr Zelensky with Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Bombs against freedom of speech

This text opens a series of investigative reports of crimes committed by the Kyiv regime against his people in Donbass. It is a question of terror acts and sabotages which were committed or were expected to organize by Ukrainian national security, defense and law enforcement agencies (sioviki) in the territory of LPR and DPR.

Volodymyr Zelensky won presidential elections in Ukraine

After 99% of protocols were counted the leader of the Servant of People party received 73,21% of votes. That is the best result in the history of the independent Ukraine. The current president of the State Petro Poroshenko has have approximately 24,46%.

War makes some people rich

In December 2016, former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko proudly declared that during his presidency the Ukrainian Armed Forces had become «the most powerful in Europe».

Joe Biden's intervention in internal affairs of Ukraine helped to gain to his son

The Babel reported that The Hill published an interview with General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, who said that U.S. ambassador Mart Iovanivich had forbidden him to investigate activities of  number of Ukrainian officials.

Vote-buying scheme by Petro Poroshenko

According to the site, Ukraine was provisionally divided into two parts. With the help of Vitaly Kovaltchyk, the deputy head of the presidential executive office and Sergey Berezenko, the deputy head of Poroshenko’s faction in parliament, Poroshenko organized two vote-buying networks.

The scheme of expensive electric power buying revealed

A TV program "Skhemy" released an investigation on this issue and a transcription of Kononeko’s audio recordings.

Police revealed embezzlement in atomic power station in Zaporizhie

In January 2019 Ukrainian police revealed that 1,3 million UAH had been embezzled. Media reported that two workers of the atomic power station made an agreement with a company for natural mineral materials.

Gritsenko and tanks: embezzlement revealed

Anatoly Gritsenko, ex-candidate for presidency is indicted for embezzlement in foreign arms sales when he headed The Ministry of Defense (2005-2007). This means about 1000 tanks T-72.

Employees of Agrarian Sciences’ Academy and Agency of State Territory Accused of Plundering Lands

According to the pre-judicial investigation, employees of the Academy of Agrarian Sciences and Agency of state territory (Hoszemahentstvo) took over «by abuse of official position» 138 land plots with a total area of 13,2564 hectares located in Gatnensky village council of Kyievo-Svyatoshinsky district, Kyiv region in 2013-2014.

Vasily Prozorov’s commentary about the situation with «Ukroboronprom»

Former employee of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) Vasily Prozorov commented on the scandal about «Ukroboronprom».

Vasily Prozorov’s interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda

Vasily Prozorov gave an exclusive interview to the Komsomolskaya Pravda journalist Alexander Kots. The former lieutenant-colonel of the Ukrainian Security Service told about prevented by him provocations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. For example, Prozorov organized information leak that helped to avoid shooting of the bus with civilians who attended to leave Donetsk.

SBU officer held back medicines supplies. Casualties are reported

Early in October 2018 a project of investigative reports Bihus. Info published several reports about Sergey Semochko, the deputy head of Foreign intelligence agency.

Former employee of the Ukrainian Security Service Vasily Prozorov gave press-conference

On 25 February 2019 the ex-the employee of the antiterrorist center of the SBU lieutenant-colonel Vasily Prozorov gave a press conference in Moscow. It was stated that since April 2014 and until retiring Prozorov provided assistance for Russia’s special services on ideological bases.

Details of Ukroboronprom affair: special services covered up Poroshenko’s contraband

This is the topic of the final part of Bihus. Info investigation about corruption in the defense sector and implication of law-enforcement agencies.