Heorhiy Shabayev is a journalist with Schemes (Skhemy), an investigative news project run by RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service. He is a graduate of the Institute of Journalism at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and the author of a dozen investigations into corruption in the government, the construction industry, and in large state-owned enterprises.
Also by Heorhiy Shabayev
May 10, 2023
Sanctioned Billionaire Fridman Linked To Insurance On Russian Military Vehicles Used In Ukraine
Russian businessman Mikhail Fridman faces the potential confiscation of his Ukrainian business investments after a Schemes investigation found that a company he co-owns insured Russian National Guard vehicles, some of which have traveled to Ukraine since the full-scale invasion in February 2022.
April 08, 2023
Prices For Ukrainian Army Food Supplies Inflated, Investigation Finds
Contracts and tax documents acquired by Schemes, the investigative unit of RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service, show that at least five of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's catering contractors charge a premium for delivering basic food to Ukrainian troops.
March 19, 2023
Ukraine's Confiscation Of Russian Assets Stymied By Bureaucracy, Investigation Finds
While it scours the world for Russian assets to confiscate as compensation for war damages, Ukraine itself has confiscated the property of only four Russian tycoons and two state-owned Russian banks since May 2022.
January 03, 2023
How Ukraine's 'Great Reconstruction' Brought Great Rewards For A Company Linked To Dnipropetrovsk's Government And An FBI Fugitive
A company co-owned by a powerlifter who is linked to the governor of Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk region and the business partner of an FBI fugitive received nearly $41 million in public funds for road repair, a journalistic investigation by Schemes found.
June 28, 2022
Investigation: Free From Western Sanctions, A Russian Bank Helps Fund The Invasion Of Ukraine
A substantial number of the Russian soldiers fighting in Ukraine receive their military pay and combat bonuses through Gazprombank, which has escaped the most severe Western sanctions that have hamstrung other large Russian lenders, an investigation by Schemes shows.
June 20, 2022
Satellite Images Show Russia Shipping Grain From Occupied Ukraine To Syria
Satellite images bolster accusations that Russia is transporting huge quantities of stolen Ukrainian grain to Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria. RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service has documented a series of shipments through the largest grain terminal in Russian-occupied Crimea.
April 20, 2022
Mothers Of The Moskva: For Relatives Of Missing Sailors, A Lack Of Information Fuels Grief
A week after the sinking of the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, relatives of sailors are desperately trying to find out the fates of more than 500 seamen who were on board. Silence from the Russian command, and the lack of an explanation from the Kremlin, have fueled anger and disbelief.
April 18, 2022
'Missing On The High Seas?!': Father Expresses Outrage As Russia Keeps Quiet About Fate Of Sailors
Five days after the attack on the Moskva -- the largest warship to sink in 40 years -- the fate of the Russian crew is still shrouded in mystery, with officials keeping quiet as family members post that their sons and husbands are dead or missing.
March 24, 2021
A Penny Stock Skyrocketed After It Announced Two Big Ukraine Projects. There's Just One Problem.
Shares of penny stock Enerkon Solar jumped as much as 3,400 percent, driven in part by the U.S. company’s statements it was in talks with the Ukrainian government about a solar-power project in the Chernobyl exclusion zone and a nationwide 5G network. Some investors say it just doesn’t add up.
October 11, 2019
A U.S. Indictment Draws Ukraine Further Into Washington's Impeachment Drama
The indictment unsealed this week targets two U.S. businessmen with Ukrainian business interests, charging them with violating campaign-finance laws. But the court papers also add more evidence of Ukrainian links to the impeachment inquiry that has engulfed President Donald Trump's administration.