Ukraine officials declare jaw-dropping riches

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman Volodymyr Groysman meanwhile declared more than $1 million in cash as well as a watch collection that includes two Rolexes, one of a host of high-profile figures declaring richesA luxury watch collection, millions of dollars in cash and a Picasso painting are just several items listed on Ukraine officials’ income and asset declarations, shocking a country vowing to curb corruption. Officials are required under a new law to declare their assets and income online, a requirement for the disbursement of a $1-billion (920-million-euro) loan that Ukraine received in September from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after a delay of more than a year. More than 100,000 Ukrainian bureaucrats have complied, including President Petro Poroshenko who appears to be one of the nation’s richest officials.

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