Panama Papers Leak Adds To Political Turmoil In Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko holds a news conference after meetings at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, Friday, April 1, 2016.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko holds a news conference after meetings at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, Friday, April 1, 2016. J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko holds a news conference after meetings at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, Friday, April 1, 2016.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko holds a news conference after meetings at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, Friday, April 1, 2016. J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo

Panama Papers Leak Adds To Political Turmoil In Ukraine

The leaked documents known as the Panama Papers have revealed that the president of Ukraine tried to use an offshore company that was set up by the legal firm Mossack Fonseca. The president has denied he did anything wrong and so far it appears he did nothing illegal. But the leaks have had political implications for President Poroshenko, who, during his 2014 campaign, had promised to sell off his assets.

We’ll take a look at the political fallout in Ukraine with Julian Hayda of the Group for Tomorrow’s Ukraine, an organization of Ukrainian American students reporting on Ukraine.