Well over NOK 100 billion is stolen annually from the state budget by corrupt service personnel. The Ukrainian population is becoming poorer – but one exception to the trend is Ukraine's sixth richest man, President Petro Poroshenko.
Former political prisoner and dissident Mustafa Dzhemilev tells Ny Tid about the fight against the occupation of Crimea, his relationship with Russia and why he received the Nansen Medal. Today, he is the political leader of the 280 Crimean Tatar ethnic group.
Norway's ambassador to Ukraine emphasizes that, unlike in other post-Soviet states, civil society in Ukraine – both the media, the volunteers and human rights workers – has been behind the changes that are forcing in the country.
"They were shot like animals," one of the founders of the Euromaidan movement, Olexandra Matviichuk, told Ny Tid. The authorities' strategy was to radicalize those who protested. We are talking about the uprising, the volunteers, the government and Russian propaganda.
UKRAINE: In early July, the right-wing paramilitary fascist organization was involved in gunfire with Ukrainian police. Now they are threatening to revolutionize and ask the president of the national court. How serious is the fascist threat in Ukraine?
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