Yovanovitch: Ukraine's anti-corruption bureau needs more authority

Source : 112 Ukraine

As officials released their e-declarations, anti-corruption authorities are going to need more power, - U.S. Ambassador
13:45, 5 November 2016

Jovanovic Summer
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The most recent release of e-declarations of Ukrainian officials that took place earlier this week evoked wide public outrage in Ukraine. That means, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau needs more authority, and the anti-corruption court needs to be created as soon as possible. Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, said this in her interview with ZN.UA.

The U.S. official admitted that the successful launch of digital declaration system is the beginning, not the end of struggling against corruption in Ukraine. ‘We’re ready to continue supporting the Ukrainian government in terms of fighting corruption,’ she said, answering to the question if there was threat that e-declarations could possibly turn into forgiving the officials their illegally obtained assets.

According to Yovanovitch, the Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian government should define how to bring to responsibility those guilty of corrupt practices. She added that the U.S. side expects that Ukraine’s law enforcers duly investigate all of such suspicious facts that took place during the e-declaring process.

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