Serhiy Bochkovsky is arrested
|with cameras rolling|
Two top Ukrainian officials have been arrested on corruption charges and led away in handcuffs from a televised cabinet meeting as government ministers looked on.
Police detained Sergiy Bochkovsky, director of Ukraine's emergency services ministry, and his deputy Vasyl Stoyetsky, in full glare of journalists and photographers, accusing them of "high-level" corruption.
Arrested on Live Television?
Ukrainian police walked into a nationally televised meeting of the country's cabinet of ministers in Kiev on Wednesday, and with cameras rolling, slapped cuffs on the chief and deputy chief of the emergencies services ministry.
Anton Heraschenko, an advisor to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, said Serhiy Bochkovsky, head of the State Service of Emergency Situations of Ukraine, and his deputy Vasily Stoyetskoho, are suspected of stealing 15 to 20% of cash that the state paid for fuel, including for ambulances in eastern Ukraine, where government forces are fighting Russian-backed separatists.
;The move was clearly staged for maximum effect to prove to the West that Kiev is making much-needed strides in reforming its government.Were these two siphoning off Kolomoisky's profits? It is after all..
" Mr. Kolomoisky has effectively controlled Ukrnafta and Ukrtransnafta, according to officials and lawmakers. This enabled him to push aside competitors and have oil sent to a processing plant that he controls, the officials and lawmakers said.
Mr. Kolomoisky says he shares control of the companies with the state and is trying to keep them operating”"
Obviously I don't buy the fighting corruption meme being presented by Kiev. Kiev is corruption from top to bottom, side to side, inside and out. Oligarch wars? Who has more control in the corrupt state aparatus?