: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Biden Issues Warning to Oligarchs as Corruption Accusations Fly in Ukraine

Now may be the last chance to stop corruption from eroding the foundations of the Ukrainian state, the United States’ Vice President Joe Biden told local politicians during his visit to Kyiv on December 6–8. Addressing the Ukrainian parliament on December 8, he warned against repeating the mistakes of the 2004 Orange Revolution, after which oligarchs returned to power amid squabbles between then-president Viktor Yushchenko and then–prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Biden cautioned that Moscow could use rampant corruption in Ukraine to destroy it from within, after failing to do so militarily last year. He also made clear that the international …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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