Saliv-ate: Ukrainian waitress pleads guilty to spitting in MPs’ food over 4 years

RIA Novosti/Vitaliy Ankov
As a worker got fired from the cafeteria of the Ukrainian Parliament for spitting into dishes served to MPs, she announced that this was her personal revenge for them ruining the country.

The scandal erupted after a Communist Party MP discovered that someone had spat in his soup, Ukrainian mass media reported. A brief investigation soon led to waitress Yulia Borshchenko, who was quickly fired for her behavior.

However, Borshchenko said she did not regret her actions, as such behavior was a demonstration of her personal political position.

“You think we have good salaries in the Supreme Rada cafeteria? Not at all, just 3,200 hryvnia [about US$390 per month] – that is nothing if you live in the Ukrainian capital. I only worked there for four years because it gave me an opportunity to take revenge on the parliamentarians for what they do with the country and with the people. If someone thinks that I regret what I did, this is a mistake – I follow my political position,” the waitress told the press.

She added that she had spat into the deputies’ soup many times.

In the end, Borshchenko added that she will no longer be looking for a waitress job, but will start a writing career instead.