Sergii Leshchenko

is a Kyiv-based journalist, blogger and press freedom activist. He was elected in 2014 as a Member of the Ukrainian Parliament. He is currently a member of the parliamentary committee on corruption prevention.


The Firtash octopus

Agents of influence in the West

Dirty money from the East has become a resource for dozens of European structures and politicians. Sergii Leshchenko reports on some of those that are only too happy to open their doors to a Ukrainian oligarch willing to invest millions in cleaning up his image.

Ukraine's puppet masters

A typology of oligarchs

It’ll be a long haul, but it can be done. Having systematically charted the careers of the people who drove Ukraine to the brink of destruction, Sergii Leshchenko grapples with the question of how to shake Ukraine free of the oligarchs’ grip.

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