Pyatt: Panama Papers scandal won’t have negative consequences for Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Geoffrey Pyatt noted progress in Petro Poroshenko’s fight against corruption
12:22, 6 April 2016

The recently revealed Panama Papers will have no negative consequences for Ukraine. The opinion was expressed by the US Ambassador in Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, informed “Interfax-Ukraine”.

“There will be no negative consequences”, - Pyatt told the journalists.

Moreover, Pyatt commented on the allegations against the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. “As for allegations against President Poroshenko, I want to attract your attention to a very clear this week’s statement of the advisor to the White House, which outlines priorities of our policy concerning support to Ukraine in the fight against corruption and our positive attitude towards the steps the President, government and parliament are taking to counter corruption”, - Pyatt emphasized.

Earlier, journalists and dozens of media all over the planet simultaneously released materials about owners of large offshore businesses. The investigation is based on the so-called Panama Archive, the selection of documents belonging to Mossack Fonseca, Panama-based low-profile company.  

The documents reveal activities of the company from 1977 till December 2015; they unfold stories about offshore mechanisms of concealing billions of dollars, involving former and current heads of states, and other famous political figures and celebrities. Among them are President Petro Poroshenko, ex-Prime Ministers Pavlo Lazarenko and Yulia Tymoshenko. The National Anti-Corruption Bureau stated that it refuses to investigate Poroshenko’s offshore activity.

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