Ukrainian Politics

 Anti-corruption court should become operational before presidential election, - EU Ambassador Mingarelli

Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli told Ukrainian lawmakers that it is critical for Ukraine to create an anti-corruption court before the presidential election.

He said at a meeting with members of Eurooptimists Interfactional Union, an association of members of the Ukrainian parliament, Censor.NET reports citing LIGA.net.

Mingarelli noted that Ukraine, unlike Armenia, Azerbaijan and other countries, has undergone significant changes over the past few years.

A great price was paid for the changes while they take place not so smoothly, the diplomat said.

According to him, Ukraine must determine the red line in the fight against corruption. Mingarelli noted that corruption exists in many countries but all of them have certain red line.

He believes Ukraine needs to draw such a line. Therefore, the anti-corruption court needs to be operational before the election as well privatization and other reforms should start being implemented.

Ukraine’s Western backers have long called for the authorities to establish an independent court to handle corruption cases. Slow progress has delayed the disbursement of foreign loans.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3048752