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President dissatisfied with level of fight against corruption in Ukraine

The head of state stressed that the government should unite to make the fight against corruption effective
19:07, 16 December 2018

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko
Ukraine's Presidental Administration

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is dissatisfied with the level of combating corruption in the state. He said this during a press conference in Kyiv, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine channel.

"An anti-corruption infrastructure independent from the president, from political parties was created. It consists of the NABU, SAP, NACP, and the Anti-Corruption Court, which I hope will be created until February, including with large powers of the foreign experts, and certainly not dependent on the president. Therefore, if there is a question on whether I am satisfied with the level of the fight against corruption, the answer is no," he said.

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The head of state stressed that the government must unite in order to make the fight against corruption effective. "The infrastructure has been created, funding has been fully secured, transparent competitions have been held. This is a question for all. Together we must now implement those laws that were adopted, including on my initiative," he stressed.

As previously reported, the US Embassy in Ukraine noted the need to create an effective High Anti-Corruption Court and the need for cooperation between Ukrainian anti-corruption institutions.

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Earlier President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that in the next 5 years, Ukraine needs to do three things: to ensure peace, improve the living standards of Ukrainians and achieve the criteria for its accession to the EU and NATO.

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