The writer of this piece, Israel Shamir, has a colorful history, if his Wikipedia bio is to be believed. Still, mainstream outlets in the U.S. haven’t shown much interest in the nature and details of Ukrainian corruption, so even skeptically the story here is perhaps useful.
The key allegation is that Ukraine was using its national accounts to launder U.S. foreign aid money, with some of the cash going to Ukranians and some going to U.S. politicians for setting up the transfers and looking the other way as they were diverted. The allegation sounds outlandish, but it has significant explanatory power.
It would explain, for example, why Ukraine favored Hillary Clinton in 2016 and took active steps to help her campaign, as Politico reported in its now famous January 2017 article (previously posted here on the Forum). It would explain what Rudy Gulianni was investigating and what some of his cryptic remarks on the subject might mean. It would explain, too, why Joe Biden’s famous quid pro quo was worth bragging about in public (as a way of reminding potential donors to his campaign that he knows their secrets).
But of course, all is conspiracy theory until the full factual record is made public.