Ukrainians shocked as politicians declare vast wealth

An anti-corruption reform requiring senior Ukrainian officials to declare their wealth online has exposed a vast difference between the fortunes of politicians and those they represent.

Some declared millions of dollars in cash. Others said they owned fleets of luxury cars, expensive Swiss watches, diamond jewelry and large tracts of land – revelations that could further hit public confidence in the authorities in Ukraine, where the average salary is just over $200 per month.

Officials had until Sunday to upload details of their assets and income in 2015 to a publicly searchable database, part of an International Monetary Fund-backed drive to boost transparency and modernize Ukraine’s recession-hit economy.

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Ukrainians in Shock as ‘Revolutionary’ Political Elite’s Riches Revealed

Now that Kiev politicians have been forced to publicly declare their wealth, Ukrainians are outraged by the clear excesses displayed by the country’s elite.

As Ukrainians suffer under an economic crisis, public officials have been forced to disclose their personal fortunes online as part of anti-corruption efforts.

Read more: https://sputniknews.com/europe/201610311046936081-ukraine-wealth-declarations/

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1 Comment on Ukrainians shocked as politicians declare vast wealth

  1. Ik en vele insiders van de Oekraïense samenleving weten dit al decennia. Wij hebben met eigen ogen de bouw van de vele paleisjes gezien sinds 1992 van alle ex communisten die nu zogenaamd ineens democraat zijn.
    Ons nee in het referendum was de enige en juiste keuze, maar ook naar ons wordt niet geluisterd.
    Rutte werkt liever samen met fascisten en criminelen.

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