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‘Ukrainians understand corruption can kill’: Kyiv takes on an old enemy

By Shaun Walker

19 Sep 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has fired defence minister Oleksii Reznikov amid numerous court cases against defence ministry officials and allegations of corruption.

As the Ukrainian army’s counteroffensive continues against Russian forces in the east of the country, another battle is raging on the home front in Kyiv – against corruption.

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy recently sacked Oleksii Reznikov as defence minister. There are also numerous court cases against various defence ministry officials. Separately, one of Ukraine’s most notorious oligarchs, Ihor Kolomoisky, has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and money laundering, and is in pre-trial detention.

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