Oleksandr Dubinsky

Oleksandr Dubinsky

Ukrainian journalist, blogger, host of the programme “Гроші” (literally «Money») and head of the creative group of the journalist investigation department of 1+1 TV channel; Ukrainian politician, People’s Deputy of the 9th convocation from the party Servant of the People. Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Finance, Taxation and Customs Policy.

In 2004-2009, he worked for “Ekonomicheskiye Izvestia” (literally Economic News).

In May 2009 – May 2010, he served as Chief Editor at Weekly.ua.

In 2009, he started blogging for the site of “Ukrayinska Pravda” (literally Ukrainian Truth). At a certain point, the edition started warning that the journalist was biased. “Attention! The edition suspects the author in performing certain tasks when posting. Keep this in mind while reading”, the caption reads. His last blog was published in mid-2015.

In 2010, he became a creative producer of the journalist investigation department of 1+1 TV channel. In 2014, he became a host of the programme ““Гроші” (literally Money). Since 2012, the new programme “Українські сенсації” (literally Ukrainian Sensations) under the direction of Oleksandr Dubinsky has been broadcasted in 1+1 TV channel. According to the party Servant of the People, he is the creative producer of such programmes as “Українські сенсації” (literally Ukrainian Sensations) and “Секретні матеріали” (literally Classified Materials) at 1+1.

In April 2017, he launched his own site-blog Dubinsky.Pro. Since May 2017, he has been actively engaged in his video-blog on YouTube.

In the 2019 parliamentary elections, he ran for the Verkhovna Rada representing election district #94 in Kyiv region (Vasylkiv and Vasylkiv Raion, Obukhiv and Obukhiv District) from the party Servant of the People. Non-party. The candidate was the first against whom the civic movement “Vidsich” (literally Rebuff) stood up within the Red Line campaign. He won the elections and became the People’s Deputy of the 9th convocation.

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Associated with Kolomoisky

There is still no evidence of direct reporting line of Dubinsky to Kolomoiskyi. Hence, there are still indirect signs of the fact – a significant number of persons as well as institutions that testify thereof. Thus, according to the civic organization Detector Media, when Oleksandr Dubinsky headed the journalist investigation department at 1+1 TV Channel in 2010, he started consistently promoting the interests of Ihor Kolomoiskyi, owner of the channel.

Some episodes of the Ukrainian Sensations programme seem politically ordered. Besides, that refers to the episode of March 23, 2019, entitled “Fifty Shadows of Poroshenko” accusing then-President of Ukraine of forming the criminal group in the territory of Moldova and of his involvement in his brother Mykhaylo’s murder.

Furthermore, the observers pointed out Dubinsky’s criticism addressed to Oleksiy Goncharuk’s Cabinet of Ministers inspired by Kolomoysky as another example. Borys Filatov, Mayor of Dnipro, also accused Dubinsky of his commitment to Kolomoiskyi. Expert Sergiy Fursa further said that Dubinsky was transmitting what Kolomoiskyi wanted him to. Finally, Dubinsky, being the representative of the Verkhovna Rada, was delegated to the selection of independent directors to the supervisory boards of state-owned companies, that included inter alias PrivatBank.