A Ukrainian Reformer Gets a Visit From the Police – WSJ

For 13 months I served as Odessa’s chief of customs, overseeing the operations of five Black Sea ports on Europe’s eastern edge. The post I held is known as one of the most lucrative government offices in Ukraine. Tens of billions of dollars’ worth of goods pass through the ports annually. Many of the country’s political elites have benefited for years from lax enforcement of customs laws at Odessa’s ports, which I have publicly described as a “cash machine.”

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