Ukraine To Set Up Independent Anti-Corruption Bureau

KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine plans setting up an independent Anti-Corruption Bureau, Prime Minister Yulia Timoshenko told a session of the cabinet of ministers Tuesday.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko

"We should test all the algorithms for organizing the Anti-Corruption Bureau, which won't be subordinate to anyone, because any struggle with corruption is brought to a halt once you get executive subordination," she said.

The new agency will have the power to investigate the cases of corruption.

The cabinet of ministers is supposed to consider the regulations for selecting and publishing the information on legal entities brought to responsibility for corruption-related offenses, as well as the setting up of a specialized unit for prevention of corrupt practices in the ministries and departments.

Ukraine's Main Auditing and Inspecting Department has issued more than 6,500 acts testifying to the plundering of the state budget, yet only 769 criminal cases have been instituted and the majority of them "hasn't reached even the neighborhood of courts," Timoshenko said.

This disqueting statistis proves that the level of corruption still remains high in Ukraine, she said.



Scott said…
I know for a fact that her campaign group in Sevastopol asked for citizens help and that they would receive as compensation 500 Hryvnia each they received 100 Hryvnia not the 500 they were promised and would not say why they were not paying them the 500 they promised, so I think she should get her campaign organization in order before she starts after everyone else. So far her campaign people have proven to be big fat thieves and nothing more. Honesty begins at home and so far she doesn't seem to have it in her campaign home.