The homes of a Ukrainian billionaire and a former interior minister have been raided as part of a so-called war-time anti-corruption purge.
Ukraine raids billionaire’s home over war-time ‘graft’
Security services have searched the home of one of Ukraine’s most prominent billionaires, moving against a figure once seen as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s sponsor in what the authorities have called a war-time anti-corruption purge.
The action, days before a summit with the European Union, appears to reflect determination by Ukraine to demonstrate that it can be a steward of billions of dollars in foreign aid and shed a reputation as one of the world’s most corrupt countries.
It came as Ukraine has secured huge pledges of foreign weapons in recent weeks offering new capabilities – the latest expected this week to include rockets from the United States that would nearly double the firing range of Ukrainian forces.
Photographs circulating on social media appeared to show Ihor Kolomoiskiy dressed in a sweatsuit and looking on in the presence of an SBU security service officer at his home.