Biden concerned about backsliding in Kyiv’s fight against corruption. VIDEO

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden believes that corruption remains Ukraine’ greatest problem and recommends the Trump Administration to carefully record what the Ukrainian representatives say and check how they fulfill their promises.

As reported by Censor.NET citing the Voice of America, he told journalists as he spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations about U.S. policy and Russia.

"I am desperately concerned about the backsliding on the part of Kyiv in terms of corruption. I’ll give you one concrete example: That was an assignment I got. I got all the good ones. So, I got Ukraine. I remember going over convincing our team that we should be providing for loan guarantees. Now on over, I guess, 12th – 13th time to Kyiv, I was supposed to announce that there is another billion dollar loan guarantee. And I got a commitment from Poroshenko and Yatseniuk that they will take action against the state prosecutor, but they didn’t," Biden said.

"So they walk out on a press conference and I said: “We are not going to give you a billion dollars.” They said: “You do not have the authority, you are not the president. The president said it.” I said: “Call him!” I said: “I’m telling you - you are not getting a billion dollars.” I said “I'm leaving in six hours, and if the prosecutor is not fired you are not getting the money.” Well, son of a bitch! He got fired and they put in place someone who was solid," he said.

The former U.S. vice president also mentioned the the anti-corruption court in his speech.

"So they’ve made some genuine, substantial changes institutionally and with people. But one of the three institutions – there is now some backsliding," Biden said meaning the anti-corruption court. “And they have made their commitment that they wouldn't do that," Biden said.


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