"The problem of Ukraine is not that someone is afraid to name corrupt officials and oligarchs. In this kind of rhetoric the Ukrainian politicians will give odds to any foreign counterpart. The problem is how to move from accusations of politicians to indictments and court verdicts," Lutsenko writes.
He notes this was the reason for the parliament to adopt a package of revolutionary laws on the National Anti-Corruption Bureau and the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office, with their leaders having been selected in open competitions and protected from political pressure while the staff has been appropriately trained in the West.
"It is time for us to end this corruption rhetoric. I dream of corrupt officials being exposed by authorized law enforcers, with courts declaring publicly proven sentences," he says.
Lutsenko says that Poroshenko Bloc is a large and complex faction which has done much for the adoption of new laws: "It is a fact that the European integration laws are impossible without the faction. Those who do not like it seek to dissolve the Verkhovna Rada. Any re-election is not a tragedy . However, it can now bring six months of chaos to the country, orchestrated by populists for the money of well-known oligarchs. That is why they are playing on our desire to get faster results of reforms."
"Some MPs despair and try to give up collaboration in favor of personal struggle. If this move is embodied in a specific law, a specific statement about the crime, I support it. But if it has features of the war of all against all, then it is reformers' suicide. The history teaches us nothing but only punishes the ignorance of its lessons," Lutsenko sums up.