Less than two months after a raid by the SBU [Security Service] on Ukraine’s main investment bank aroused huge furor, the SBU has again positioned itself firmly in the firing line. They stand accused of corruption and lying, and have only added to the negative publicity by declaring one of those making the allegations on the wanted list, claiming falsely that he has fled to Russia. Although the formal announcement of charges against Mykailo Yakhymovych and Volodymyr Vyazmitin came a few weeks after Yakhymovych’s allegations of SBU corruption, the SBU has had its eye on him and his company since the second half of 2016.
Halya Coynash: Ukrainian IT specialist faces criminal charges after exposing Security Service corruption
By Halya Coynash.
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