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The prize for being Ukraine’s funniest clowns goes to the top officials of the Security Service of Ukraine, or SBU, and the National Agency for Preventing Corruption.

Reformist former customs official Yulia Marushevska said on Feb. 8 that SBU Deputy Chief Pavlo Demchyna had asked the anti-corruption agency to investigate her over an $18 bonus that she awarded to herself. She says her name was included in a list of 500 women eligible for bonuses on International Women’s Day by mistake.

In January, the National Agency for Preventing Corruption also started probing anti-corruption lawmaker Sergii Leshchenko for getting $333 for delivering lectures.

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