The International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ukraine`s major lender, says that electronic declaration of assets, which has recently been introduced in Ukraine, is progress but further steps are needed to bring corrupt officials to court.
”We think this (e-declaration) is progress but Ukraine will need to take further decisive steps to fight corruption, including by making these new institutions fully operational and bringing cases to court,” Director of the IMF`s Communications Department Gerry Rice said at a briefing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, November 10.
As UNIAN reported earlier, October 30 was the deadline for submitting e-declarations of assets for 2015 by senior government officials. The e-declaration system in Ukraine was launched on September 1, 2016, as an anti-corruption measure.
Ukraine`s National Agency for Prevention of Corruption earlier said that the IMF had pledged comprehensive assistance in verifying property and financial assets declared by Ukrainian officials abroad.
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