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 Ukraine fails to tackle corruption so far, - Minister Abromavicius

Ukraine has not yet succeeded in overcoming chaos and corruption.

As reported by Censor.NET referring to Interfax-Ukraine, this was announced by Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius who resigned today.

He stressed it was not only about Poroshenko Bloc faction first deputy chairman Ihor Kononenko who is only one of the actors of the existing system. According to Abromavicius, after assuming the ministerial post, he expected problems with Soviet-era directors and former Party of Regions representatives. However, yet bigger surprise was to watch some new politicians "putting their hands on state companies."

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"Just have a look at the State Fiscal Service. The most simple requirement: an exporter should be guaranteed VAT refunding in full and on time without any kickbacks. And it's still going on," he said.

"There is no need to stage revolutions - just a few people who really want to break everything and change everything should be assigned to very responsible posts," he said. "We are either a stone's throw from succeeding or a step from failing. Some of the future appointments in the government will very strongly impact on where we go from here," the minister said.

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The minister hopes that his radical statement of resignation will be a cold shower for the country's leaders, which will let Ukraine continue moving toward democracy.
 
 
 
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