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The National Agency on Corruption Prevention (NACP) has begun checking asset declarations of Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and 16 incumbent and former ministers.

In particular, the anti-corruption agency began checking 35 asset declarations filed by 28 officials.

"Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, as well as 16 people who held ministerial posts in 2019 and 2020, are among these subjects of declaration," NACP wrote on Facebook.

In particular, asset declarations of the following officials are being verified: Health Minister Maksym Stepanov, Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko, Justice Minister Denys Malyuska, Minister for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture Ihor Petrashko, Minister for Development of Communities and Territories Oleksiy Chernyshov, Minister of Social Policy Maryna Lazebna, Foreign Minister, former Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Dmytro Kuleba, and Deputy Prime Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov.

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The declarations of former ministers are also being checked, such as: former Minister for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons Oksana Koliada, former First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv, former Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rosenko, former Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko, MP, former Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, former Information Policy Minister Yuriy Stets, deputy of Vinnytsia Regional Council, former Vice Prime Minister Volodymyr Kistion, and MP, former Minister for Veterans' Affairs Iryna Friz.

In addition, the declaration of Olha Stefanishyna is being checked for the period when she served as Director General of the Government Office for Coordination of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers.

"NACP is checking the annual income declarations for 2019. If the register has declarations of the inspected official for 2018, two declarations are to be vetted," reads the report.

It is noted 503 income declarations have been accepted for verification since the NACP's relaunch.

On July 20, NAPC began vetting asset declarations of incumbent President Volodymyr Zelensky and former President Petro Poroshenko.