Corrupt officials leave Odesa customs as rules change, - authority head Marushevska

Head of the Odesa customs Yuliia Marushevska focused efforts on establishing clear procedures, recruiting fair people, and firing those accustomed to receiving bribes rather than work.

She said in an interview with Glavkom, Censor.NET reports.

"I can see people get to understand that the rules are changing, and simply leave," Marushevska said.

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According to her, some 20 employees shifted to other places in two weeks.

Marushevska also says she knows smuggler clans have their people employed at the Odesa customs.

"I know they've got people who are employees of the customs. That is, customs officials are representatives of these clans. These are things we know," she said.

"We'll get rid of these people as soon as possible... These people will definitely leave the customs," Marushevska said.

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She complains it takes several months to dismiss an exposed official.

"Our legislation actually interferes with the dynamics of reforms," the head of the Odesa customs noted.

"Although, many of those in question leave voluntarily. Many people go as they understand they now have to exist on a salary. Some, as I said before, transfer to other customs. The process is underway," Marushevska resumed.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n360147