The Sunday Show: Corruption Inside Anti-Corruption, Gas Pipelines, Social Media War
18 November, 2017

✅ Whistleblower Cries “Corruption” In Corruption Prevention Agency

Ukraine’s National Agency for Preventing Corruption (NAPC) has long been suspected of being under the Presidential Administration’s control. But now a whistleblower has come forward making just those allegations. This week Anna Solomatina, a representative of the agency's financial control department, accused agency director Natalia Korchak of falsifying electronic asset declaration results and blocking some aspects of the organization’s work to support lawmakers loyal to the president and enrich herself personally. Hromadske breaks down these serious allegations.

Maksym Kostetskyi

Legal Advisor to Transparency International Ukraine

✅ Freed Crimean Tatar Leaders Speak

Last month, Russia released Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, two Crimean Tatar leaders it had imprisoned for years on fabricated charges. The two men were released to Turkey and subsequently returned to Ukraine. Hromadske sat down with Chiygoz and Umerov to talk with them about Crimea, their time in custody, and their plans for the future.

Ilmi Umerov

Deputy chairmen of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis assembly

Akhtem Chiygoz

Deputy head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis assembly

✅ Why Europe Fears Nord Stream II

Commercial project or political tool? Questions have surrounded Russia’s Nord Stream II pipeline - designed to transport 55 billion cubic meters of gas annually to Europe- since its inception. With the European Commission contemplating new rules for all gas pipelines entering the European Union, there are now further questions of what it will all mean for the Russian-driven project. Hromadske spoke with Andrii Chubyk Senior Researcher and Executive Director of Centre for Global Studies "Strategy XXI" to find out more.

Andrii Chubyk

Senior Researcher and Executive Director of Centre for Global Studies "Strategy XXI"

Christian Egenhofer

Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Studies

✅ How Social Media Changed War and Politics

It’s a new story for the West, but Ukraine has been living with it for years: social media weaponized to promote divisive narratives and influence politics. Now Western governments and citizens are growing increasingly aware of the ways Russia has abused social media to sow division in their societies and undermine elections. But according to veteran foreign correspondent David Patrikarakos, the issue is larger than just Russia. While covering eastern Ukraine, the Islamic State, and Israel and Gaza, he saw how social media changed the ways we fight and report on wars. Hromadske spoke with Patrikarakos about his new book on the subject.

David Patrikarakos

Contributing Editor, The Daily Beast

✅ Window for Transnistria Breakthrough Opens

Twenty-five years ago, a war erupted in Eastern Europe between Moldova and separatists from the country's eastern edge, a region known as Transnistria. Four months later, with Russian backing, Transnistria had achieved de facto independence. Since then, it has existed as a self-governing time capsule of the Soviet Union. But that may be set to change soon. Viktor Kryzhanovsky, Ukraine's special representative on Transnistria, says that the separatist region's leadership is now ready for talks on reintegration into Moldova. Hromadske spoke with Kryzhanovsky to find out more.

Viktor Kryzhanivskyi

Special representative of Ukraine on Transnistrian settlement