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Kyiv Post - - Opinion - WITH JACK EVANS

Do you think Pres­i­dent Petro Poroshenko and De­fense Min­is­ter Stepan Poltorak knew about the al­leged fuel pro­cure­ment em­bez­zle­ment scheme? Olek­sandr Chena, pen­sioner “The de­fense min­is­ter knew; although I don’t know the de­tails. There’s a fight with cor­rup­tion in this coun­try, but this doesn’t sur­prise me. High-rank­ing govern­ment min­is­ters still take bribes… It’ll take a long time but we can im­prove.” Dmitriy Gozelon­skii, pas­tor “The de­fense min­is­ter didn’t know? Of course he knew. I’m not sur­prised though. I lived through two, three maid­ans but lit­tle has changed.” Olek­sandr Lut­siv, pas­tor “The way our coun­try works, the pres­i­dent might not know ev­ery­thing about th­ese schemes, but he lets them hap­pen.” Ok­sana Ole­govna, teacher “At the minute, there’s no facts, there hasn’t been an in­ves­ti­ga­tion. We should wait un­til there’s con­crete in­for­ma­tion.” Mykyta Samo­falov, law stu­dent “The de­fense min­is­ter and pres­i­dent knew about it, 100 per­cent. All schemes like this run from the top. I think it’s aw­ful they’re steal­ing money while the coun­try’s at war.” Dariya Bageinec, po­lit­i­cal sci­en­tist “Yes, they knew. Ev­ery­thing’s linked in the sys­tem. It’s hu­mil­i­at­ing. While th­ese min­is­ters are steal­ing money, other peo­ple’s wages are low. In the civil ser­vice wages should be three times higher.”

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