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Canada helps Ukraine boot corrupt traffic cops out of Kyiv
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Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press
Published Friday, July 3, 2015 2:50PM EDT


KYIV, Ukraine -- The days of roadside shakedowns by crooked cops in Kyiv may finally be at an end.

Ukraine's interior ministry will disband Kyiv's often corrupt traffic police detachment Saturday and install a new force -- with help from Canada, the U.S., Japan and Australia.

Ask many residents, or even visitors, in the former Soviet republic and invariably the conversation turns to traffic cops with a reputation for pulling over motorists to collect cash fines for real -- or imagined -- violations.

It's a major irritant, a drag on tourism and a sign of stubborn, deeply rooted corruption.

The pilot program in Kyiv will soon be rolled out nationwide. Roman Waschuk, Canada's ambassador to the embattled country, said he's not worried that putting thousands of ex-cops out of work
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Added: Jul-3-2015 Occurred On: Jul-3-2015
By: Timmers1974
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  • Next we will send the RCMP over to start ticketing people playing soccer without a permit.

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  • This is what the Zionists think of you guys... you need a seven nation army holding your hand to get your ticket-writers straightened out.

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  • There is no corrupted traffic cop setting up "toll" roadblocks during USSR time... just a reminder.

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  • Ukraine was ranked one of the most corrupt countries on earth during the Yanukovich/Putin oligarchy. And as much terrorism Putin is causing them they will end up with a better country then they where during the Yanukovich/Putin oligarchy.

    It's not gonna be easy to shake off all the corruption that Putin brought to Ukraine since it was so rampant but they did get the ball rolling by standing up and telling Putin to go guck himself.

    Hopefully the anti Russian protests in Latvia get the ball More..

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    • @Red Menace Ahhh so it was only corrupt during the Yanukovich/Putin evil reign but not Kuchma's or Yushchenko's time. This leads us to believe that Ukrainian society is not fundamentally corrupt. It's those pesky Russians that are the root of all evil. Is that what you're trying to say? Have you been to Novovolynsk or Livi, two of the most corrupt cities in Ukraine, both inhabited by the Polo-Ukrainian fuckwad that are ruling the country now. The day to day out, out in the open corruption that More..

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    • @yamoto One thing is for sure my friend, Putins manipulation of the people of Ukraine is over.

      All the childish blabber from the Putin retards won't change a thing. You lost bro.

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    • @Red Menace By the time this is all done and finished with, Ukraine will be a European landlocked shithole - Albania II. Enjoy what's left of it, hope it was worth it, bro.

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    • @yamoto Better than a eastern Eurasian landlocked Russian oppressed shithole anyday kid.

      It's worth it at the end of the day,

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  • Canada, a shitty country known for hockey and constantly sucking USA cock. Fucking puppets.

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