Ukraine's government has appointed Oleksandr Novikov Chairman of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP).

The government made the relevant decision at a Wednesday meeting, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

Speaking before his appointment, Novikov outlined the main tasks he plans to perform in his new position, including the development of a new anti-corruption strategy.

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"First of all, I see the NACP's role as a body that will make it impossible for people using corrupt practices in their public service and becoming enriched unlawfully to remain public servants. I am sure NACP is able to fulfill this function and create civil service that is immune to corrupt practices. My first task is to endorse an anti-corruption strategy since the previous one expired in 2017," he said.

According to Novikov, the document should summarize all the actions of each state authority in the field of identifying anti-corruption risks, both in regulatory documents and in relation to the personnel of these bodies, as well as eliminate such risks.

"The second task is the automation of comprehensive checks of assets declarations of persons holding a particularly responsible position. These are all judges, all prosecutors, all members of the government, heads of regional state administrations, district and regional councils," he added.

In addition, Novikov expressed the hope that effective cooperation would be established with the National Anti-corruption Bureau and the State Bureau of Investigation.

For his part, Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk promised the NACP's new head support and interaction with the government.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Novikov won a competition for the NACP chief's post. Prior to that, he served as a prosecutor for the Law Observance Oversight Department at the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine.