Ukraine must go "long way" to tackle corruption – U.S. Ambassador

20:58, 09 December 2017
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U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch said that the Ukrainian authorities have still a long to go in fighting corruption, although they have made many advances, the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine tweeted.

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And though the Ukrainian Government has made many advances since 2014 in reducing corruption and being more accountable to its citizens, we all recognize that there is still a long way to go," Yovanovitch was quoted as saying.

According to the announcement, today, on World Anti-Corruption Day, the Embassy held an anti-corruption quest game for Ukrainian youth.

Read alsoEU vows to "follow closely" situation with anti-graft bodies in UkraineAs UNIAN reported earlier, the U.S. Embassy urged the Ukrainian authorities to step up work on creating an anti-corruption court.

Recently, special attention is being paid to Ukraine on the part of the Western powers and international organizations that expressed their support for Ukraine’s anti-corruption bodies following the latest developments – criticism toward NABU, in particular, by Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, registration in the Verkhovna Rada of a bill on enabling parliament to dismiss leaders of anti-corruption bodies, the removal of MP Yehor Sobolev from the post of chairman of the committee on prevention and combating corruption.

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