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Ukraine: WikiLeaks-inspired website to shine light on Viktor Yanukovych regime


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Ukraine: WikiLeaks-inspired website to shine light on Viktor Yanukovych regime

A new Wikileaks-inspired website has emerged to shine a light on the regime of ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych.

It has launched in the last few days after documents were discovered in the grounds of Yanukovych’s abandoned residence.

Protestors walked freely into the grounds of his compound after he reportedly fled Kyiv.

Hundreds of documents were reportedly thrown into a lake as staff fled. But many were in plastic folders, meaning some documents were still legible.

A statement published on yanukovychleaks.org reads: “Volunteer divers found nearly 200 folders of documents at a lake at the residence of former president of Ukraine. They had been thrown in the lake to destroy them as people were escaping the compound.

“A group of journalists and activists has undertaken to rescue, systematize and investigate the enormous wealth of information about the former owners of the residence.

“The recovered documents are being published on this website to make them available to journalists and citizens around the world.

“The investigations based on these documents will also be published here and in Ukrainian media.”

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