28 Feb 2023 09:11

Ukraine completing development of anti-corruption infrastructure - PM

MOSCOW. Feb 28 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Prime Minister Denis Shmygal believes that Ukraine is completing the development of its anti-corruption infrastructure and that tolerance for corruption in Ukrainian society has become zero.

"Ukraine is completing the development of the anti-corruption infrastructure. Institutions are fully operational and are checking all levels for corruption. Society has changed and no longer forgives signs of possible offenses. We have zero tolerance for corruption," Shmygal was quoted by the Ukrainian media as saying in an interview with the German publication Focus, the text of which is published by the Ukrainian government's press service.

At the same time, the prime minister noted that the reaction to corruption in Ukraine is currently immediate, which is manifested in the rapid detention of people suspected of corruption crimes.

According to the prime minister, this indicates a change in Ukraine's approach to these issues.

"Today there is no system corruption in Ukraine. Single manifestations of corruption - I emphasize the word 'single' - are not tolerated, they are immediately dealt with," Shmygal said.