The countries with the most politicians named in the Pandora Papers

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The Ukrainian president may have pledged to reform the country’s corrupt system of politics, but the Pandora Papers tell a different story.

Driving the news: Ukraine is the country with the highest number of politicians named in the leak of offshore data, which implicates hundreds of people linked to offshore companies — including President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Though offshore companies are not themselves illegal, they often help facilitate tax evasion or money laundering, writes the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the network of reporters and media organizations that obtained the records. Context: Zelensky had campaigned on cleaning up Ukraine’s oligarch-dominated system.—Agencies

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