Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko, who faces a tough re-election bid next month, came under fire yesterday after his close associate was accused of enriching himself by smuggling military parts from Russia.
Accusations of ties involving Russia are extremely sensitive in Ukraine which has battled against Moscow-backed separatists since 2014, in a conflict that has claimed some 13,000 lives.
Ukrainians are due to elect a president on March 31, five years after a pro-Western popular uprising ousted a Kremlin-backed regime, Moscow annexed Crimea and war erupted between Kyiv and pro-Moscow rebels in the east of the ex-Soviet country.
On Monday, an independent media outlet …read more
Source: Gulf times