"Many of those who submitted declarations included cash sums believing that it is a zero declaration that will help them avoid inspection. But the key point is to summarize what has been done over the past 25 years. And now you must explain where you got the money," said Petro Poroshenko.
The president emphasized: "Society has the right to know that. We shouldn’t struggle against rich men, as somebody may guess. We should struggle against criminals who take apartments, cars, villas, planes being civil servants."
Read alsoUkraine sets out strategy to investigate cash-rich officials - ReutersAccording to him, e-declaration is an important step that started with the president who had to declare everything – from pillows on the sofa to cups in the kitchen.
Read alsoEU Delegation gives feedback on first e-declaration stage in UkraineAt the same time, Petro Poroshenko disagrees with the necessity of e-declarations of the Ukrainian military. "I don't see why servicemen who have taken up arms to defend the country must submit e-declarations starting from January 1. They have plenty of other things to do," he said, adding that the activity of public servants must be transparent.