Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.
During his speech at the anti-corruption forum in Odesa on Sunday, Saakashvili said that a total of $5 billion is spent in Ukraine over corruption schemes annually. State-owned enterprises lose about $120 billion in profits and earnings.
"The National Bank, the government, and some party bosses participate in it," he said.
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In particular, Ukrainian businessman Renat Akhmetov earns more than $2 billion over railway transportation schemes. Ukraine loses about $ 700 million per year because of schemes by ex-People's Front MP Mykola Martynenko, who has recently resigned his deputy's mandate.
Saakashvili added that the owner of Privat group Ihor Kolomoiskyi deprives the state of $2-2.5 billion yearly through Privatbank and Ukrnafta.
The state loses about $500 million because of the schemes organized by Dmytro Firtash, Saakashvili said. According to his information, the Cabinet intends to "return" Firtash $200 million in the nearest future.
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If the government and law enforcement agencies do not begin to fight corruption in the near future, "it will cause a new revolution," Saakashvili said at the end of the speech.
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