This was stated by MP from the Party of Regions faction Oleh Tsarev on the air of Era-FM.
"In the words of head of the Party of Regions Oleksandr Yefremov, if we took kickbacks of 10% in public procurement, it would have been bad, but this we could somehow live with. We have, unfortunately, corruption engulfing the whole economy. There is so much stealing that the economy becomes ineffective," said Tsarev.
According to him, "if we do not win the fight against corruption, we can lose the state."
Ukraine in terms of perceived corruption is 144th of the 176-minute spots in the ranking of international non-governmental organization Transparency International.