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 Yovanovitch's statement on Kholodnytskyi replacement shows concern about course of reforms in Ukraine, - Klimkin

Statement by the US Ambassador to Ukraine Mari Yovanovitch on the need to replace the head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) Nazar Kholodnytskyi is a demonstration of concern about the pace of reforms in Ukraine, said Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin

Answering the question on whether US Ambassador's statement on Kholodnytskyi could be an interference into internal affairs of Ukraine, Klimkin said: "The USA is our friend and partner, they worry about the course of reforms and about our fight against corruption" Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs added he is not going to give other comments on this issue.

US Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale emphasized that anti-corruption bodies of Ukraine should be headed by people who are committed to the principles of transparency, accountability and modern effective governance.

As noted eairlier, U.S. Ambassador Yovanovitch said SAP Chief Nazar Kholodnytskyi must be replaced. In turn, Kholodnytskyi refused to comment on Yovanovitch's statement.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3115457