• 28/02/2024 17:19

How much cryptocurrency did Ukrainian officials declare and lose? – Opendatabot

The number of declarations that mention cryptocurrency is growing from year to year. More than 1.4 thousand such declarations were filed in 2022. Bitcoin, Ethereum and Tether are in greatest demand among Ukrainian officials. Thus, in 2022, one of the Ukrainian deputies declared 121 bitcoins worth more than UAH 195 million. This is stated in Opendatabot's data.

How much cryptocurrency have Ukrainian officials declared and lost? Opendatabot

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Ukrainian officials filed 1,428 declarations on cryptocurrency assets for 2022. This is almost twice as much as in 2021: then the cryptocurrency appeared in 788 declarations.

In the declarations for 2021, the most popular cryptocurrencies among Ukrainian officials were Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple ( XRP). In 2022, the top positions did not change radically: Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) were also in demand, and Tether (USDT) was added to the top three.

How many cryptocurrencies have Ukrainian officials declared and lost — Opendatabot

Which of the Ukrainian officials declared the most cryptocurrency

First of all, it is worth noting that declarants present their assets both in hryvnia equivalent and simply indicating the number of cryptocurrency units in their ownership.


In 2021, the director declared the largest amount for bitcoins KP “Heat supply of the city of Odessa” Anna Pozdnyakova – 53 million UAH. A year later, the championship was taken over by the deputy chairman of the Dnepropetrovsk regional state administration, Sergei Karpenko. He owns bitcoins in the equivalent of 41 million UAH.

The largest number of bitcoins for 2022 – 121 BTC – was declared by the deputy of the Odessa Regional Council Nikita Dmitrievich Kuzkevich. In hryvnia equivalent, at the time of publication of the text, this is more than 195 million UAH.


An official from the Dnepropetrovsk region, Sergei Karpenko, who declared the largest number of bitcoins, also holds the record for the amount of Ethereum for two years in a row. In the declarations for 2021 and 2022, the official noted that he owns the same amount of the equivalent for this cryptocurrency – UAH 14.6 million.

Cryptodollars/Tether (USDT)

The most crypto dollars or stablecoins for 2021 were declared by Deputy Head of Department of the Office of the Prosecutor General Vitaly Brovko – 774,500 units. This same official holds the record for the largest amount in equivalent – 20 million UAH.

The official also retained the lead among declarants for 2022. The number of crypto dollars in his property has not changed, their value has increased to more than 29 million UAH.

At the same time, Maxim Kiselev, director of the department of state executive service of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, declared the largest amount for cryptodollars/stablecoins – UAH 25 million.

The largest losses in crypto

It is also worth noting that There are several officials who declared their crypto assets, but indicated that they had lost access to them.

380.95 bitcoins – a record amount among Ukrainian officials – was noted and lost in 2021 by the Deputy Chairman of the State Service of Geology and Subsoil of Ukraine Roman Saramaga. In hryvnia equivalent, at the time of publication of the text, there are about 615 million UAH.

More Ethereum – 1,800 units or more than 160 million UAH – belongs to the deputy of the Podolsk District Council of the Odessa Region, Igor Osipov. In 2021 and 2022, in his declarations, the official noted that he had lost access to cryptocurrency.

“Having analyzed a large number of declarations, first of all, it is worth noting their poor quality of filling out. It seems that officials spend 5 minutes on the declarations on the last day of submission. Despite the fact that there is already a special section where it is necessary to indicate the status in the crypt, almost all crypto-ownership is filled out differently, with errors and in different parts of the declarations.

In general, from the statistics obtained it seems that ownership of such An opaque asset like cryptocurrency is not something risky or suspicious for officials. After all, the number of such officials has almost doubled over the last two years,” comments Alexey Ivankin, founder of Opendatabot.



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