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 Ukraine's Infrastructure Minister Omelian: “Many politicians offered me bribes for ‘sorting things out’ "

Many politicians asked Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelian to take care of their problems in exchange for bribes.

The minister said in an interview with Censor.NET.

Asked whether there were many attempts to offer him a bribe, Omelian said: "Yes, there were a lot of them."

He added that in most cases he was appealed to by rear echelon politicians rather than businessmen.

"The politicians did it more often. Apparently, they act as the mediators as they see a certain profit. It is certainly depressing, but the pressure is largely within the tolerance. No one threatens me like "Either you do it, or you are done"," the minister said adding that he just finished conversations in such cases.

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"I try to explain to a person that there is public interest while I care not about everything else. The conversation ends in 90 percent of cases. People realize that I have no personal interest in their proposals and come to the conclusion that it is not going to work," Omelian said.

He noted that neither the president nor prime minister, both former and current, have made attempts to put pressure on him so far.
 
 
 
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