The longer that Hanna Herman speaks for President Viktor Yanukovych in an official capacity, the more damage she will do to his administration’s credibility – which is quite low now anyway.

Long after the claim has been discredited, the presidential aide keeps on insisting that criminal investigations have been launched against 478 high-ranking government officials since Yanukovych took power in 2010.

Herman most recently renewed the questionable claim to counter growing international condemnation of what appear to be politically motivated criminal prosecutions of ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and other officials who worked for her.

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