Did Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and officials embezzle $400 million from fuel purchase aid? HOLR breaks down the latest news.
According to this article, Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, alleges that Volodymyr Zelensky (Ukrainian President) embezzled $400 million in 2022. This money was supposedly provided by the US and was given to Ukraine to purchase fuel. As stated in the article, Hersh claimed that Zelensky “made millions by buying cheaper Russian fuel instead of purchasing from approved sources.”
Ukraine President and officials embezzlement allegations
In Hersh’s findings, the following is stated:
“Zelensky’s been buying discount diesel from the Russians,” claimed one knowledgeable American intelligence official. “And who’s paying for the gas and oil? We are. Putin and his oligarchs are making millions” on it.
Allegedly, Ukraine has been purchasing fuel from Russia- the country they are currently at war with. Ukraine seemingly purchased discount fuel from Russia instead of purchasing the fuel from the Pakistani port.
Russian Invasion of Ukraine
The recent Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, 2022, when Russia invaded occupied parts of the country.
Who is winning the war in Ukraine
Although the war is still ongoing, according to this recent article, Russia has suffered a strategic defeat. Both sides are unwilling to negotiate a resolution as of right now. There also haven’t been many recent breakthroughs in the past few months, but other countries- such as the US and Canada- have provided aid to Ukraine.
HOLR will continue to follow this emerging story and provide updates.