A key tool to curb corruption in Ukraine
is introducing measures to narrow down chances for illegal activities. The
New Time quotes Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman.
He stressed that the issue of corruption
has two components: corruption as a criminal offense, and corruption as an
institutional phenomenon, which must be addressed in the first place.
"It’s within my competence to exert
efforts to reduce the institutional capacity for corruption," said Volodymyr Groysman. "I can
give one example: we have introduced automated VAT refund. The
effect of reducing corruption only due to this step is estimated at billions of
The Head of Government added progress in
the anti-corruption struggle would be reinforced by increasing the efficiency
of the judicial branch and work of the law-enforcement agencies.