The SBU Security Service of Ukraine estimates losses from corruption in 2019 at over UAH 1.4 billion (US$58.5 million).

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"Over the year, officers of the Security Service of Ukraine blocked 497 attempts by officials to commit corruption-related crimes at various levels – from municipal and state authorities to law enforcement and military structures," according to the SBU's press center.

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The total amount of bribes demanded by corrupt officials is over UAH 65 million (US$2.7 million), and the exposed losses of the state and territorial communities exceed UAH 1.4 billion, it said.