25 July 2019

25 July, 2019, civil society experts publicly presented the new Anti-Corruption Strategy which should define the state ani-corruption policy. The document was developed by the Center of Policy and Legal Reform (CPLR) with the inclusion of all NAKOs recommendations when it is related to Ukraine’s defence and security sector.

Ukraine didn’t have the Anti-Corruption Strategy since 2017. Board Member of CPLR Mykola Havronyuk said that the National Agency on Corruption Prevention failed to develop the proper document so it had to be done by the civil society experts.

Meanwhile, Head of the National Council on Anti-Corruption Policy under the President of Ukraine Ruslan Ryaboshapka thinks that the key changes have to take place in the areas such as defence and security sector, state banks, energy and mining industry.

The National Council on Anti-Corruption Policy under the President of Ukraine has pledged to approve the Anti-Corruption Strategy by end 2019. This is what Anastasia Krasnosilska said who is the future MP from Sluha Narodu party and anti-corruption expert. She also mentioned that there are a number of steps which need to be taken parallel to approving the Anti-Corruption strategy. They are fighting top-level corruption, putting back responsibility for illegal profiteering and re-launching the National Agency on Corruption Prevention.