U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch spoke at the event dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center.
During her speech, she urged to dismiss current Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine (SAPO) Nazar Kholodnytsky, calling such step “necessary for the integrity of the anti-corruption bodies”.
Yovanovitch also stated that the government of Ukraine should immediately finance the complete audit of Ukroboronprom and declassify the state defense contract in the fullest extent possible.
The ambassador criticized the decision of the Constitutional Court on the illicit enrichment article, calling it “a serious setback in the fight against corruption”.
Besides, according to Yovanovitch, the Public Integrity Council should be provided with more authorities to prevent “rotten staff continues wrecking the judicial power”.
U.S. Ambassador also expressed the opinion about the upcoming Ukrainian elections. She emphasized that the purchase of the votes of the voters and falsification should be punished.