President Victor Yushchenko took part in the IX convention of Ukrainian judges, according to the President`s press-office.

In his address at the event President Yushchenko made comments on main problems connected with their work. Here President said that Ukraine is at 99th place out of 125 in judges’ independence, that nearly 50 percent of Ukrainian citizens have no confidence in judges and don’t believe in justice in courts, and that level of corruption in courts is unacceptably high.

With regard to that Victor Yushchenko urged Supreme Council of Judges and Office of the Prosecutor General to do more for cleansing justice system off people, who abuse their authority by approving evidently illegal decisions.

Beside that President Yushchenko urged Ukrainian judges to be active in reforming judicial system, saying that if they don’t take part in the work, peanut politician will”.