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Corruption still "on the front pages" in Ukraine, - Canadian ambassador
18:26, 18 February 2016
Corruption still "on the front pages" in Ukraine, - Canadian ambassador

Ukraine lacks the mechanisms to react to corruption

18:26, 18 February 2016

www.day.kiev.ua

Ukraine lacks the mechanisms to react to corruption, said Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine Roman Vashchuk, - reported NV.

"This is a country where everyone knows about everyone and openly says, but Prosecutor Office and the courts do not work for justice to prevail” – said the diplomat.

At the same time, he hopes on the new structures: the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Office.

We reported that fighting corruption in Ukraine turned out to be unsuccessful

The diplomat stressed that corruption remains to be "on the front pages" every day and we should act decisively.

"A lot of people feel themselves very comfortable in this situation. And it's not about ten people, it’s about hundreds of thousands and maybe even millions, who have accepted the corruption formula existence, and transition to the fair positions will break their comfort. So I understand why it’s very difficult to reverse the situation” – said Vashchuk.

Earlier Poroshenko and Biden discussed anti-corruption laws

The Ambassador considers that Ukraine is full of geniuses who, unfortunately, don’t use their talents for their benefit.

"This is a country of talented scientists, mathematicians and IT-staff. But during ten days for some reason no one can count the votes in the local elections," - he said.

New Ukrainian government brought a lot of achievements.

"Firstly it’s financial decentralization, which was announced and conducted. Now the local government has much more resources. The question is, how effectively they will use those resources," - said the ambassador.

He also noted the success of the New Police project.

Related: EU expects Ukraine to fight corruption

Related: Government anti-corruption actions unacceptable - Poroshenko

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