Kiev fires many of its officials amid corruption scandals — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Several deputy ministers as well as heads of regional military administrations have been relieved of their duties Multiple senior Ukrainian officials were relieved of their duties by the country’s government on Tuesday. The ongoing reshuffle was announced by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky in his daily video address and affects officials “on different levels, in ministries … Read more

Several Top Ukraine Officials Quit Amid Corruption Claims

Several senior Ukrainian officials announced their resignations Tuesday as the defense ministry was shaken by accusations of food procurement fraud, in the country’s largest corruption scandal since the start of Russia’s invasion. Ukraine has a history of endemic corruption, including among the political elite, but efforts to stamp out graft have been overshadowed by Moscow’s full-scale … Read more

Zelensky hints at cabinet reshuffle amid high-profile corruption claims

Kyiv: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has hinted he may fire several ministers after a flurry of corruption scandals as speculation grows of a cabinet reshuffle. Zelensky, who on Sunday fired a deputy minister who was accused of accepting a bribe, used his latest nightly address to promise “justice” at home rather than talk about the … Read more

Ex-Polish FM lambasts ‘corruption’ in EU parliament — RT World News

The legislative body will do nothing about the problem due to its global ambitions, Witold Waszczykowski claims The EU parliament has failed to take meaningful measures to tackle corruption within its ranks, Polish MEP Witold Waszczykowski said on Wednesday in the wake of December’s Qatar bribery scandal. He made the comments after the parliament’s session … Read more

Main suspect in EU corruption scandal strikes plea bargain

The key suspect in the corruption scandal engulfing the European parliament has struck a plea bargain with Belgian prosecutors, pledging to reveal who he bribed and which countries gave him the money to do so. Pier Antonio Panzeri, an Italian former MEP charged with corruption, money laundering and participation in a criminal group, signed the … Read more

Corruption scandal in Ukraine’s ‘International Legion:’ Why an Australian TV star is accused of stealing millions — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

The organization’s celebrity ‘conwoman’ has come under investigation for fraud Few Russians or Ukrainians will likely have heard of ‘The Block’. It’s an Australian reality show in which couples compete against each other to renovate homes and sell them at auction for the highest possible price. This may have provided the perfect cover for Emese Fajk, … Read more

Is it corruption? German finance minister under scrutiny – DW – 01/10/2023

Did Christian Lindner get a private loan worth millions only — or even in part — because he promoted a certain bank as Germany’s finance minister? That would be a clear case of corruption for the leader of the business-oriented, neoliberal Free Democrats (FDP), the smallest party in the center-left coalition government with the Social … Read more

German prosecutors consider corruption probe of finance minister

German prosecutors are considering whether to launch a corruption investigation into finance minister Christian Lindner over allegations of a conflict of interest regarding a private bank that provided his mortgage. In May last year, Lindner addressed the 100th-anniversary celebrations for BBBank, a retail bank based in the south-western city of Karlsruhe, but did not disclose … Read more

US corruption doomed Afghanistan – ex-president — RT World News

While acknowledging his own culpability, Hamid Karzai argued Washington was worse Hamid Karzai, the only Afghan president since the 2001 US-led invasion, has admitted his culpability in the corruption that has plagued the country for the past two decades – but argued the US played a much greater role. Speaking to the Washington Post on … Read more