Umka, Sharik, Poltava, Lera Sumskoy, Nedelya are Ukraine’s biggest thieves in law
The National Police named the vors (thieves in law) residing in the country.
According to security officials, there are 40 to 45 thieves in law residing in Ukraine. The figures may vary, as some of the vors tend to leave the country from time to time. Vyacheslav Abroskin, first deputy head of the National Police of Ukraine, spoke about this in an interview with the Fakty.
According to Abroskin, the number of vetted thieves reduced to 30 people because there are foreign vors aside from the "homegrown" ones. Lera Sumskoy is the patriarch of the thieves' world, he said.
The deputy head of the National Police also listed the rest of the well-known crime lords.
“Poltava, who is believed to be staying in Odessa, but at the same time is often seen in the Dnipropetrovsk region. Sharik is also "doing business" in the port city”.
Umka represents the younger generation of the Dnepropetrovsk thieves, the National Police official believes. Nedelya is living in Kiev and is in charge of the region.
“Those are our most notorious thieves in law, the Ukrainian ones, that is. There are still non-Ukrainians or those who got their citizenship through a fraud,” the general said.
He added that Georgian mafia bosses come to Ukraine more often than others since the neighboring state had passed an anti-vor law.
“We have quite a lot of them. The thieves who are not Ukrainian citizens, mostly Georgians, there are 25 or 30 of those. Antimos, Melo, Gelani and so on. The list is long,” the general said.
He added that globally and locally the problems are similar: 70% of thieves in law are from Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia.
The release of authoritative thief-in-law Tariel Oniani (Taro) became a milestone event for the criminal world. The conflict with followers of Ded Khasan was put on hold for the duration of his almost 10-year-old prison term – the rival parties were waiting for the first steps of Taro. However, the law enforcement authorities decided to procrastinate the intrigue further and detained the crowned thief for 40 days immediately after his release. Still, taking that ‘thief № 1’ Shakro Molodoy is serving a prison term, his successor Shishkan keeps low profile, while other thieves-in-law are either abroad or disorganized, Taro has a chance to reassert himself as a serious power.