"I've recently met with the companies that won road construction tenders, and I was told that some 'deal makers' come to them and demand kickbacks.
"Who gave you the right, scum, to extort money from those who construct Ukrainian roads? We have done our best so as to make tenders transparent, and then, on the ground, an idiot comes and demands money.
"I told these companies: 'if any of you gives a 7 or 10 percent kickback to these bastards, you'll not work here anymore!'," Hroisman said.