West warns investors off bribery in nation

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June 2, 2011, 11:18 p.m. | Business — by Vlad Lavrov

Vlad Lavrov

Kyiv Post staff writer

Foreign investors now face more scrutiny from their home countries for corrupt practices abroad.
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Anonymous June 3, 2011, 3:44 a.m.    

Message to All Government Employees in Ukraine

I have been asked to pass on this simple message and hopefully you will also:

To: All State Employees in Ukraine

The SBU (State Security Service) is watching YOU.

If you are involved in bribery and or any form of corruption

YOU WILL be sent to court and punished for your crimes.

Please pass on this message both verbally and in written form (translated) to any government employees in your network.

Thank You

Повідомлення для всіх державних працівників України

Мене попросили передати нижче подану інформацію, сподіваюся, що й Ви так зробите:

Кому: всім державним службовцям України

СБУ (Служби державної безпеки) стежить за Вами.

Якщо Ви займаєтесь хабарництвом та/або будь-якою іншою формою корупції

Вас буде викликано до суду і покарано за злочини.


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Anonymous June 3, 2011, 7:48 a.m.    

The SBU takes more bribes than anybody.

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Anonymous June 3, 2011, 6:51 p.m.    

So, they leagalize bribery and call it a &quot;fee&quot; or &quot;fine&quot; or &quot;tax&quot;!

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Anonymous June 3, 2011, 7:42 p.m.    

There is no foreign investment in Ukraine as long as Yanukovych is president.

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Anonymous June 3, 2011, 11:16 p.m.    

People go to work to the SBU and other government entities, so that they can cover up for their private business on the side, and that other government entities would not &quot;bother&quot; their business. Very few government servants in Ukraine come to the government insitutions to serve the country. The official salary there is small. So they come looking for oportunities to make money. The system is so rotten, that it is hard to imagine how it can possibly be fixed. Look at some young government employees. They wear expensive suits and drive expensive cars. I doubt they purchased those solely for their government salary.

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Anonymous June 5, 2011, 12:48 a.m.    

Yeah, POR sure is cleaning (government) up

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Anonymous June 5, 2011, 5:05 p.m.    

In todays Ukraine, POR, i.e, party of thieves, are the main perpetrators in this evil world of corruption. Not suprising since the negative criminal influence of their boss, i.e, Yanukonvict, tend to rub off on his followers! They have literally turned our Ukraine into a criminal society!

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Anonymous June 5, 2011, 5:08 p.m.    

No foreign companies should invest in Ukraine while a criminal president and his cronies are in power. In their world, corruption is a way of life!

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