Kleptocracy Daily – June 3, 2016

The Kremlin is trying to weaken European unity, in the hope that sanctions will not be renewed later this month.

A UK inquest into the death of Russian whistleblower Alexander Perepilichnyy heard that he had substantial links to money laundering and organized crime.

Russia detained 50 suspected cyber-criminals. Skeptics suggest the Kremlin may just be recruiting.

Ukraine has banned Russian journalists accused of peddling Kremlin disinformation.

Rampant financial crime and lack of enforcement over non-performing loans have made Ukrainian banks reluctant to lend, with implications for the wider economy.

China is pushing ahead with a series of high-profile graft prosecutions.