Scandal in Zelensky’s party
Politician outraged Ukrainians with Thailand holidays
Holidays abroad during the war: Selenski banned politicians and civil servants from this earlier in the week. A few days later, the first scandal: a parliamentarian from the president’s party enjoys the sun in Thailand.
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Mikola Tischschenko (50) shows up in swimming trunks in Thailand. The photo is from 2019 – the politician has not published any pictures from his current stay in Asia.
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Earlier this week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, 45, declared war on corruption in an angry speech. He announced numerous layoffs. The new measures include a ban on politicians and civil servants traveling abroad – unless it is necessary for work.
Because while the population has to endure Putin’s rocket terror and sometimes has to get by without electricity and heating, several state representatives had taken a break abroad and sometimes even posted happy holiday photos.
«Improve relations with Asia»
That should be the end of it. But no sooner is the new rule in force than another case becomes known. And that concerns a politician from Selenski’s own party “Servants of the People”. Mikola Tischschenko (50), parliamentarian and deputy parliamentary group leader, is in Thailand. The outrage of the Ukrainians, which is venting on social media, is huge.
Tischschenko justifies himself with a post: He is not at the sea, but on a business trip. He was personally commissioned by the Ukrainian commander-in-chief to improve Ukraine’s relations with Asia. That’s why he first traveled to Vietnam and is now in Thailand.
Zelensky’s party throws him out
But the President of the Ukrainian Parliament immediately contradicted the statement: He had no knowledge of a business trip by Tischschenko. Doubts about the political purpose of the trip are also justified for other reasons. Although Tischschenko has not posted any current photos from Asia, a look at Instagram shows that in the past he liked to spend the winter months on the beaches of Thailand.
There he is still. And he pays a high price for the time in the sun: The “servants of the people” have immediately dismissed Tischschenko as group vice. The procedure for his expulsion from the party is ongoing.