The Motivations Behind Poroshenko’s New Anticorruption Drive

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s government appears to have launched a new anticorruption drive with the October 31 detention of Gennadiy Korban, a close associate of oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky and the leader of Ukrop, a political party funded by Kolomoisky. The authorities arrested Korban following an investigation that began last year into the assault on government official Serhiy Rudyk and the poisoning of Dnipropetrovsk Prosecutor General Roman Fedik. In addition, the Prosecutor General’s Office arrested Mikhail Koshlyak, a senior aide to Boris Filatov, who is another of Kolomoisky’s associates and the Ukrop candidate for Mayor of Dnipropetrovsk. Koshlyak was arrested in …read more

Source: Atlantic Council

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