Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard
Top 10 events of the week:
Another week has passed, thus bringing us closer to the inevitable change of power. Here is what you need to pay attention to:
1. Prime Minister Groisman, who promised to not raise gas prices, again raised tariffs for the population by almost 24%. Now gas prices since Maidan have increased by almost 1000%, and rent has increased by an average of 500%.
2. The Rada registered a draft law on the introduction of compulsory health insurance, according to which the state will pay no more than 40% of the cost of medical services, and 60% must be paid by citizens who have applied for medical care.
3. The head of “Naftogaz” Kobolev wired to his mother living in the United States a bonus of $8 million that he wrote out to himself. As the official himself explained, he did it “in order to avoid possible confiscation” concerning the criminal case on corruption in “Naftogaz”.
5. The presidential administration bought two Mercedes for Poroshenko for almost $500,000.
6. The head of the department of special investigations of the Prosecutor-General’s Office Gorbatyuk stated that, for the purpose of concealing proof in the case of the shootings on Maidan, the Ukrainian authorities intend to start illegal construction work at the scene.
7. The son of the head of the SBU Gritsak – who, on the orders of the “previous authorities”, pursued Euromaidanists in 2014 – wasn’t lustrated, in order to please his high-ranking father. His father, by the way, in 2014 was the adviser to the head of the SBU Yakimenko, who today is accused of taking part in the shootings on Maidan.
8. The SBU accused the head of the “Fund of volunteers” Timofey Nagorny of committing state treason, namely that he was going to demand “friendship with Russia”, the status of the second state language for the Russian language, and to oppose Ukraine’s accession to NATO and the European Union.
9. The SBU found no signs of treason in the statements that Kuchma’s son-in-law Viktor Pinchuk made to the Wall Street Journal – that Ukraine should “be friends with Russia”, not join NATO and the European Union, and not demand Crimea’s return.
10. Old photos of Yury Lutsenko speaking at a “Communist” meeting in Donetsk against the “Ukrainian occupation of the country” were published on the internet. In order to please the Donetsk residents, he, as was written, even washed the monument to Lenin.
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