Ukrainian Media Published a Top Five Ranking of “Traitor Politicians”

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard


The Ukrainian website “Realist.Online” published the “anti-ranking of politicians traitors in 2018”.

As is noted in the article, the authors analysed the most high-profile events that dirtied the reputation of those involved and collected the opinions of social network users about Ukrainian politicians from different spheres regarding who from them tarnished themselves the most last year.

The acting Minister of Healthcare Ulana Suprun topped the ranking. In the article it is noted that she completely failed the medical reform and destroyed the healthcare system in Ukraine. In particular, she did not manage to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of medicines from abroad.

Another scandalous situation that she is blamed for is the problem with the departure of cancer patients for treatment abroad. It is noted that the relatives of patients picketed the building of the Ministry of Healthcare for several months, and the head of the department was forced to go to work through the rear entrance for a long time.

The leader of the Ukrainian party “Nash” Evgeny Murayev came in second place. In September he left the “For Life” party with a scandal. At the same time it is noted that the slogans of his new team had something in common with the ideas of the former members of the same party. At the same time, he promised to establish peace and supported the neutral and non-bloc status of Ukraine. After this he accused members of the “For Life” party of acting in accordance with the orders of Moscow and appealed to the SBU to check the activity of his former colleagues. Murayev was also placed on the Russian sanctions list.

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The head of Naftogaz Andrey Kobolev, who issued himself a bonus of $8 million after victory in the legal proceedings with Gazprom in the Stockholm arbitration court, completes the top three “leaders”. He transferred this money to the account of his mother living in the US. He admitted this to journalists, and explained his actions by saying that many cases have now been initiated concerning Naftogaz.

“He took out this money abroad, openly recognising that he can be condemned for fraud and corruption”

it is noted in the article

The first deputy head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine Sergey Semochko, who, as the publication specifies, owns elite real estate worth more than 200 million hryvnia, came in fourth place. At the same time, the authors note that the level of corruption among officials in Ukraine can’t surprise anybody, and the Russian citizenship of his wife and other relatives became the reason for his inclusion on the list of traitors. The SBU initiated proceedings under the “state treason” article [of the Criminal Code – ed] against Semochko.

The former head of the State Fiscal Service Roman Nasirov, who is suspected of corruption, closes the five. The authors of the article note that he also has British citizenship. At the same time, the attempt to appeal against his dismissal from the post of the head of the State Fiscal Service became the most scandalous act of Nasirov, according to the website. The district administrative court of Kiev eventually overturned the decision of the government to fire Nasirov.

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