Deputies from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc are blocking the creation of any investigative commission and even any talks about the facts published by journalists revealing that people from Petro Poroshenko’s entourage are engaged in embezzlements in the defence sphere. This was stated by the Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oksana Syroyid.
She notes: “The facts revealed by the investigation are not news to me. But all these details testify to such vulgarity and such cynicism, which probably surpasses Yanukovych’s ostriches.”
At the same time, the statements of BPP representatives regarding the investigation of journalists are at least strange and contradictory. Oksana Syroyid specifies: “Deputies from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc are saying that it is impossible to investigate embezzlements in the army, because Putin will attack, because it is in the interests of Russia. I have a question – isn’t it actually in the interests of Russia to plunder the army that is at war with it?
It seems to me that this is Russia’s direct interest – to steal from the army opposing the Russian Federation. Won’t the impoverishment of the Ukrainian army help Putin? I think there is an obvious connection between the facts. The greater financial problems the army has, the more vulnerable it is, the easier it is to attack it.”
In addition, the statements of politicians that we cannot investigate these accusations because this will harm the international image of Ukraine hold no water. The Deputy Speaker emphasizes, “I believe there is only one thing that damages the international image of Ukraine – corruption”.