American journalists were surprised by the wealth of the Ukrainian MPs and ministers.
In an article titled "Ukraine's millionaire officials come out of hiding" a journalist exemplified Serhiy Melnichuk's e-declaration, a Ukrainian legislator with a military past, saying should be one of the wealthiest people in the world.
It is reported the document says he holds 1 trillion hryvnias ($39 billion) in cash. That's almost twice Ukraine's planned revenue for this year and enough to buy most of the country.
However, Melnichuk said Monday it's not an error but an intentional misstatement, aiming to draw attention to a depressing outcome of an e-declaration campaign.
In another article "Politicians in graft-plagued Ukraine reveal slew of riches" it was stated state corruption is the second-top concern for Ukrainians.
Journalist also mentioned millions of dollars in cash, valuable artworks, luxury watches and giant mansions declared by the Ukrainian politicians.