"The Ukrainian Government
has given clear and strict instructions to ensure the true fight against
corruption within the country," said Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy
Yatsenyuk at the meeting of the Government of Ukraine on Wednesday, March 25.
"The country is
at war, spending billions on the army and defense, the
people help to ensure our Armed Forces and our country withstand this terrible
war with Russia," he said.
The Prime Minister reminded
that the Cabinet of Ministers had launched a series of official investigations into
the activities of senior officials. In particular, such internal investigation into
the activities of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine ended, resulting into the
dismissal of SFS deputy chairman and the resignation of SFS chairman Ihor Bilous: "Materials containing
20 thousand pages were studied by the Investigation Commission and forwarded to
the Prosecutor General of Ukraine to institute relevant criminal
Arseniy Yatsenyuk reminded
that three weeks before the Government had launched an internal investigation
against the head of the State Financial Inspection, who, hiding behind the
political forces, is trying to evade responsibility": "The investigation
process will end, the materials will be forwarded to
law enforcement agencies. And neither a political force nor political slogans will
afford the head of the State Financial Inspection to avoid answerability".
The Prime Minister informed
that the Ministry of Internal Affairs engaged in an investigation into the
activities of the heads of certain public companies, including the Agrarian
Fund, the Ukrspyrt company, a
food and grain company, energy facilities.
Government has removed leaders of certain enterprises of Ukrzaliznytsia,
which are subjected to internal investigations. “Any attempts of railway chiefs
to plunder the country and abdicate responsibility are doomed,” Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed.