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Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has said the High Anti-Corruption Court of Ukraine should start functioning in the coming days as he plans to sign the corresponding decree this week.

"This week my decree should be signed and we must launch the anti-corruption court," he said during a Svoboda Slova [Freedom of Speech] panel show on Ukraine's ICTV channel, according to the president's press service.

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Poroshenko stressed the competition for the posts of judges of the anti-corruption court had been carried out impeccably with the participation of the council of international experts and had been recognized throughout the world.

"The best judges, scholars and lawyers are the guarantors of the country's radical change," the president said.

Poroshenko also noted that the launch of the anti-corruption court "is the realization of what is stated in the Constitution concerning Ukraine's membership in the EU and NATO," as well as the steps aimed to protect the activists who have the right to protest.

"And nobody should deprive them of this right, because our main achievement is the election itself, which was recognized by the world as the most democratic in the whole period of our country's existence. See what's happening in our northern neighbor – there's no election at all, and today, on this day, during these two weeks everything depends fully on you," Poroshenko said.