Courts are Remaining the Last Citadel of Corruption in Ukraine – Petro Poroshenko

Courts are Remaining the Last Citadel of Corruption in Ukraine – Petro Poroshenko
16 September 2016

Ukraine will not be able to overcome corruption until it carries out the full cleanup in the judiciary system, said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during his speech at the 13thYalta European Strategy Annual Meeting (YES).

“We believe that a very important stage in our development is the reform of our judiciary system. This is the last citadel of corruption… We will not overcome corruption in Ukraine before we clean up the courts from corrupt judges”, he said.

The President emphasized that soon, 200 new and professional judges will start their work at the Supreme Court of Ukraine, and its previous staff will be withdrawn.

Mister Poroshenko also stressed that Ukraine has managed to reload the law enforcement system and to restore trust  of the people to the police.

“Our main and most dangerous enemy is corruption. Too much time and resources have been wasted until now, instead of going for development and modernization of Ukraine. Fight against corruption is our shared responsibility. For me, this is the top priority President’s task”, said Petro Poroshenko.

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Yulia Tymoshenko
Yulia Tymoshenko
Member of Parliament of Ukraine, Chairwoman, The Batkivshchyna Party, 15th YES Annual Meeting, 2018
«A country can become economically successful only if it has strong institutions, if it has a strong, responsible and efficient governance.»