Ukrainians are tired of war and corruption, - MFA of Lithuania

Source : 112 Ukraine

Fighting corruption in Ukraine turned out to be unsuccessful
11:51, 9 February 2016

Ukrainians are fed up not only with war in the east of the country but also with corruption, stated Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius in an interview to Ziniu radijas radiostation, informs Delfi.It.

Linkevicius expressed hope that resignation of Aivaras Abromavicius, ex-minister of economic development, will “finally make them understand that the time has come for a radical change”.

“The people are really tired not only of war, but also of corruption. Methods of fighting it turned out to be unsuccessful”, - Lithuanian Foreign Minister stated.

The minister added that the tense situation in the government of Ukraine “raises deep concern of everyone, who hopes for efficient reforms in Ukraine”.

According to Linkevicius the collapse of the government will cause unease in the matters of safety.

Earlier on February 4 Abromavicius announced his resignation. One of the reasons he decided to leave the Ukrainian government is alleged pressure and corruption activities of the Deputy Head of “BPP” fraction in Ukrainian Parliament Ihor Kononenko. He allegedly tried to take state enterprises under his own control.

Related: Abromavicius offers to reload governmental system in Ukraine

Related: Poroshenko on Abromavicius’ resignation: he should stay

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