Billboards for the pro-president Party of Regions boast the country is now stable and that prosperity is within grasp. 

Let’s not kid ourselves. What’s in store ahead is more public procurement corruption worth billions of dollars of taxpayer money. When the new parliament takes the oath on a Constitution misused shamelessly by both sides, they won’t have to publish which companies win bids on orders from state-run or managed companies and other government bodies. It’s taxpayer money. 

By withholding information, those in power can steer government business to firms close to, or even owned by them, and the public will never know.

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