Ukraine ranks 131st of Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 (Infographics)
Ukraine ranked 131st in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 ranking published by Transparency International (TI) on its website.
The level of corruption is increasing in the world, TI said.
"This year's results highlight the connection between corruption and inequality, which feed off each other to create a vicious circle between corruption, unequal distribution of power in society, and unequal distribution of wealth."
Read alsoAnti-corruption agency announces second round of e-declaration in UkraineUkraine ranked 131st among 176 countries in the World Ranking of Corruption Perception and shared this result with a rate of 29 points together with Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran, and Nepal.
Over two-thirds of the 176 countries and territories in this year's index fall below the midpoint of TI's scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).
"The global average score is a paltry 43, indicating endemic corruption in a country's public sector," the report says.
Top-scoring countries (yellow in the map below) are far outnumbered by orange and red countries where citizens face the tangible impact of corruption on a daily basis.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Vice President of the United States Joe Biden during his recent Kyiv visit urged the Ukrainian authorities to strengthen the newly-created anti-corruption agencies in order to root out "cronyism and kleptocracy".