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    Ukraine Corruption Scandal Claims Several Top Officials

    Ukraine Corruption Scandal Claims Several Top Officials

    , Ukraine — Several senior Ukrainian officials, including front-line governors, lost their jobs Tuesday in a corruption scandal plaguing President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's government as it grapples with the nearly 11-month-old Russian invasion.

    Ukraine's biggest government shake-up since the war began came as U.S. officials said was poised to approve supplying Kyiv with M1 Abrams tanks, with international reluctance eroding toward sending tanks to the battlefront against the Russians.

    Zelenskyy was elected in 2019 on an anti-establishment and anti-corruption platform in a country long gripped by graft, and the allegations come as Western allies are channeling billions of dollars to help Kyiv fight against .

    Officials in several countries, including the United States, have demanded more accountability for the aid, given Ukraine's rampant corruption. While Zelenskyy and his aides portray the resignations and firings as proof of their efforts to crack down, the wartime scandal could play into Moscow's political attacks on the leadership in Kyiv.

    On the capital's streets, Serhii Bochkarev, a 28-year-old translator, welcomed the moves.

    “Corruption during war is totally unacceptable because people are giving their lives to fight Russians and to defend the motherland,” he said.

    The shake-up even touched Zelenskyy's office. Its deputy head, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, prominent for his frequent…

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