The EU Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI) has summarised the work of Ukraine’s anti-corruption institutions during the first four months of Russian aggression.
EUACI states that dozens of employees of all anti-corruption institutions, without exception, have joined the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine or Territorial Defence Forces, and are defending the country with weapons in their hands. “But those who do their regular jobs daily are also fighting in the rear front for the values and principles built together over the years that should also guide the future of Ukraine,” says EUACI.
For example, the total amount of assets in Ukraine and abroad, traced by the Asset Recovery and Management Agency, reached $1 billion. The Verkhovna Rada adopted the Anti-Corruption Strategy for 2021-2025. Eight sentences were delivered by the High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC). The HACC also transferred almost 500 million hryvnias of bails for the benefit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The EUACI reminds that an effective fight against corruption is one of the requirements for Ukraine as a candidate for EU membership and a necessary measure to ensure transparency and accountability in the process of post-war reconstruction and restoration of the state.
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