: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine Leader’s Associate Quits in Corruption Probe ahead of Vote


A close associate of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stepped aside from a senior government role on Tuesday pending a corruption investigation involving his son a month before the incumbent faces a tough battle for re-election.

A confectionary magnate who came to power following the 2014 Maidan protests, Poroshenko trails in the election race, according to latest polls, and critics accuse him of not doing enough to tackle entrenched corruption.

In a program on Monday, investigative journalist network Bihus.Info accused the son of Oleh Gladkovsky, deputy secretary of the Ukrainian Security and Defense Council, of involvement in smuggling military equipment from Russia and …read more

Source: Voice of America

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