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Ukraine Widens Dragnet as Pressure Mounts to Tackle Corruption

  • Former Zelenskiy ally Kolomoisky, other officials, targeted
  • Zelenskiy broadens crackdown against endemic corruption
Igor Kolomoisky

Igor Kolomoisky

Photographer: Vladyslav Musienko/AFP/Getty Images

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Ukrainian authorities carried out raids across the country as part of a broadening crackdown on corruption, including searches of a tycoon once close to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a top tax official and a former head of military procurement. 

The country’s SBU security service, assisted by law-enforcement agencies, said “dozens” of actions took place on Wednesday, targeting what it called corrupt officials, Russian agents and individuals accused of undermining the nation’s security. SBU chief Vasyl Maliuk said the measures were aimed at “the internal enemy.”