Ukraine was ranked 130th out of 168 countries in the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index released by Transparency International. The organization’s press service reported this January 27.
The country managed to improve its position thanks to creation of anti-corruption authorities and the movement for exposure of corrupt officials, as well as the growing level of counterspeech against such officials.
However, it was only a minor step forward for Ukraine (compared with the previous year’s ranking) as the government stalls on punishing bribetakers, and there’s still too much corruption in relations between the government and business, the research by Transparency International says. “Another painful issue is the government’s attempts to take under personal control assignments of leaders of anti-corruption agencies”, the ogranization’s press service reported.
In 2014, Ukraine was ranked 142nd of 175 countries listed in the Corruption Perceptions Index.