Ukraine: Time to declare: Ukrainian anti-corruption reform faces threats

Author(s): UNK | Date: October 25, 2016 | Language: English
Source: http://www.todayonline.com/ | URL: https://goo.gl/QdgbUb | Type: Text

The prime minister urged his cabinet colleagues to be brave enough to do it, saying it was like shutting one’s eyes before parachuting out of a plane.
But as the deadline for its completion nears, an IMF-backed reform forcing Ukrainian politicians and officials to declare their assets online is facing what some lawmakers and anti-corruption activists say are persistent attempts to sabotage it.
“There is an attempt to discredit the system in order to destroy it technically, physically,” said Viktor Chumak, an independent lawmaker and the deputy head of the parliament’s committee on fighting corruption.

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