According to the latest Western media revealing reports, the leadership of Ukraine loses the support of both Europe and the United States. The West exposes the Ukrainian authorities for corruption. In a recent issue of Focus, a German current affairs magazine, an article was published about the activities of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his entourage:
As a result of Euromaidan, some oligarchs were replaced by others, and Ukraine is built out of patronage pyramids, which are based on corruption. Relatives, friends and acquaintances exchange with each other money, orders, real estate, goods, services, licenses, grants and benefits. As a result of these exchanges, ministries, parties, enterprises, media and public organizations are in the hands of a small group of people. When public discontent increases, they change the visible figures. But basically nothing changes the author of the article asserts.
In fact, the country is periodically reformatting, but it has nothing to do with the change of power. The publication claims that Poroshenko climbed up to the president’s post using the same scheme, hence the official elections were a routine performance.
Illustrious Ukrainian reforms are conducted exclusively to the extent that the authorities allow. If the transformations affect the interests of at least one of the clans, they are not implemented.
It became known that the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), which is under the control of the United States, received instructions from Washington to check the activities of the Poroshenko’s closest associates. Within a few days, this department initiated more than twenty cases against the President's business partners, his associates and relatives. Apparently, the aim is to collect discrediting material on the Ukrainian president through his closest associates …
The US security services files are bursting with discrediting information on the Kiev authorities. For example, Washington knows that the oligarch Igor Kolomoisky and President Petro Poroshenko withdrew part of IMF tranches through Privat Bank to offshore. In addition, some Ukrainian politicians provide relevant information. Thus, US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch met with Yulia Tymoshenko, who has told her about corruption in the top leadership of Ukraine. The former chairman of the Odessa regional administration, Mikhail Saakashvili, in recent months has written several articles and has given interviews to well-known Western media such as The Washington Post. He referred to Poroshenko himself and his entourage’s corruption.
Earlier this year the US became interested in Poroshenko's corruption schemes. At the time the Congress decided to start investigating possible serious financial fraud of the current of Ukrainian government high ranking officials. The special subcommittee of the US parliament, which deals with issues of Europe and Asia, initiated an investigation. A subsequent hearing in the Congress examined a number of corruption cases of Ukrainian politicians and government officials associated with large-scale businesses.
It is clear that such major investigations are not conducted for the sake of it. Apparently, Poroshenko's attempts to please Donald Trump and to beg forgiveness for the support of Hillary Clinton were unsuccessful.
According to Oleg Tsarev former deputy of the Ukrainian parliament, the United States has already prepared a plan to replace the current regime in Kiev. According to him, the American curators keep the situation under control and monitor every step of the Ukrainian "reformers".
Undoubtedly, under such circumstances any president’s misdemeanor may signal his end. If the investigations establish Poroshenko's dishonesty and wrong practices, the consequences may far reaching. Washington may decide for a plan to replace not only the president but the entire Kiev authorities. It is also possible that the discrediting material is collected with the aim to blackmail Poroshenko in case he decides to disobey Washington’s advice to step down. In any case, none of the available choices looks promising for Poroshenko.