Ukraine's Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office Detains Mayor Of Odesa


Ukraine's Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office said on May 4 that its officers had detained Odesa Mayor Hennadiy Trukhanov in a corruption case. Investigators accuse Trukhanov of embezzling 92 million hryvnyas ($2.5 million) from the city budget through a corruption scheme involving the purchase of a building belonging to a bankrupt factory in 2016. Elected mayor in 2014, Trukhanov has been at the center of corruption allegations for years. Odesa is Ukraine's largest port, and the country's third-largest city. It has been known for years dating back to the Soviet era as a haven for smuggling and other criminal activities.