Yarema: Old corruption schemes survive

The old corruption schemes are still implemented in Ukraine, with new doers already.

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Vitaliy Yarema has said this today in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"The scale of theft at the highest levels of authorities is frankly amazing. Unfortunately, the old corruption schemes got new owners. At the time when the country is straining to fight against the enemy, some officials continue to steal," Yarema said.

According to him, the shadow schemes drain the budgets of all levels, causing billions in losses to the state in the banking system, in oil and gas, transport and agricultural sectors.

Among the most high-profile criminal proceedings, which are now being investigated by the General Prosecutor's Office, Yarema named the cases involving the state-owned Ukrnafta oil and gas company (UAH 640 million in losses), Ukrinterenergo power exporter and Tsentrenergo energy generating company (UAH 386 million), Enerhoatom nuclear power generating company (UAH 166 million), Ukrtransgaz gas transmission system operator ( UAH 650 million).

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