Ukraine has been watching the first big corruption scandal involving the member of Zlensky’s team Andriy Yermak.
Geo Leros, a member of Zelensky’s Servant of the People party, leaked videos online that appeared to implicate Denys Yermak, the brother of Zelensky’s Chief of Staff Andriy Yermak, in corruption.
The videos feature a person who looks like Denys Yermak meeting with people seeking to be appointed to high-level positions in the government or state-owned companies. They ask him for help and discuss payment for his services.
Andriy Yermak said that his brother is “an honest man” and asked the State Security Service of Ukraine and the State Investigation Bureau to look into recordings and find out “who ordered them made.”
Andriy Yermak didn’t deny that it was his brother in the videos. He also promised to sue Leros for publishing the recordings.
Leros, in turn, said that he was sending the recordings, along with a crime report, to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, an independent agency investigating high-level corruption.
Zelensky was ready to dismiss Andriy Yermak due to the scandal involving Denys Yermak, but the news turned out to be the 1st of April joke. Zelensky remains the president of the 95th Quarter team.