KaterynaYushchenko blames Moskal for failure of children's hospital project
Kateryna Yushchenko, the wife of the third Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko (2005-2010) and head of the supervisory council of the Ukraine 3000 International Charitable Fund, claims that Governor of Zakarpattia Regional State Administration Hennadiy Moskal is to blame among others for the failure of a project for the creation of a Ukrainian health centre for mothers and children, also known as Children's Hospital of the Future.
Kateryna Yushchenko says Moskal, during his tenure as Member of Parliament of Ukraine, interfered with the work of the Ukraine 3000 Fund, which has become one of the reasons why the Hospital of the Future has never appeared.
"Earlier, when Moskal was in parliament, he, along with the main communist [Petro] Symonenko was one of the zealous persecutors of the project for the creation of the Ukrainian health centre for mothers and children, which was initiated by our Ukraine 3000 Fund. In 2009-2011, when the project was in its active phase, it was he who initiated our multiple inspections by prosecutors, the SBU Security Service of Ukraine, the then KRU Control and Revision Office of Ukraine, the Tax Administration of Ukraine. By all means, these inspections have not found anything out, but significantly hampered the implementation of the project. Therefore, we must "return thanks" to a large extent to Mr. Moskal for the failure of the centre," Yushchenko wrote on her Facebook page on Tuesday.
She also noted that the information about funds raised for the project and how they have been used is in public access. "Despite all the obstacles, we are moving forward. We have provided most advanced equipment to the leading children's hospitals not only in Kyiv, but also to more than 30 hospitals throughout Ukraine. All the information about the status of the project and the use of the funds is in public access on our websites," Kateryna Yushchenko said.
She expressed regret that "people with power and opportunities impede the implementation of such projects instead of supporting them."
As reported, Moskal urged the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) to pay attention to the activities of Viktor Yushchenko, who, according to his theory, arranged a shadow deal connected with the Ukraine 3000 Fund, and subsequently, ceded power to Viktor Yanukovych with the help of the corruption scheme.
"Why did everyone forget about the nationwide shadow deal with the 'Hospital of the Future'? Is it so difficult to find this information, when Viktor Yushchenko and his wife Kateryna set up the Ukraine 3000 Fund and organized live telethons raising funds to build the Children's Hospital of the Future? All oligarchs transferred UAH 10 million, 50 million and 100 million to the Fund on the 'voluntary-obligatory' basis. But ordinary citizens who naively believed in this monkey business made voluntary contributions as much as they could. As a result, the money was stolen from the Fund, and no one was going to build that hospital and hasn't built it... Why is NABU not investigating the case of the Hospital of the Future? After all, this is NABU's direct duty –abuse of power by high-ranking officials. The large scale shadow deal with the children's hospital should be legally assessed," Moskal said.