Fed up with a widespread culture of corruption, abuse, nepotism and kleptocracy by top officials, Ukraine’s citizens have long called for their lawmakers, judges and the president to be stripped of special status that renders them untouchable.
President Viktor Yanukovych’s camp claim they are on the verge of delivering on this promise. Don’t be fooled again by their shams.
After having failed to deliver reforms that would improve living standards for average Ukrainians, the popularity of Yanukovych’s ruling Party of Regions has plunged. They are understandably desperate to win back voter support.