we talk about a European Ukraine, it means Ukraine should be a State without
corruption. We have destroyed much of the system of corruption among top
officialsФ, noted the Prime Minister of Ukraine in 10 Minutes with the
Prime Minister programme on Sunday, February 21.
we should also curb the corruption which affects the lives of each of you.
This is when a bribe
is extorted from you in a kindergarten, school, hospital, customs
office or tax inspection. This is what destroys the moral fibre of the State
and hampers the country in raising social standards and in creating a success
story for UkraineФ, he accentuated.
The Head of
Government singled out an
issue of corruption in state-owned companies: УHere
we have taken unprecedented steps. One of our largest state companies, Naftogaz
of Ukraine has,
finally, become profitable as we got rid of the oligarchs who were diverting
money from your pockets and siphoning them off into offshore companiesФ.
largest public companies will get new independent and politically neutral
directors. We will carry out the process of privatization, to leverage foreign
investment aimed to create new jobs and to overcome political corruption
entwined within public companiesФ, told Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
about the political corruption as well: УIt is unacceptable that certain political parties or
particular MPs continue to feed off of businessmen or so-called oligarchs. We have adopted a
decision that this year the financing of political parties will be carried out
exclusively from the state budget thereby breaking the cycle.Ф
the newly created anti-corruption agencies will fight mercilessly against any
attempt at political corruption on the part of officials, or MPs, or other
political figuresФ, urged the Prime Minister of Ukraine.