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 U.S. not changed attitude to Poroshenko because of "Panama papers": Too early to draw conclusions, - White House

There's no need to jump to conclusions regarding "Panama papers," including those concerning President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

As reported by Censor.NET citing the White House, this was announced by the White House press secretary Josh Earnest, answering a question whether the revealed information has led the U.S. to reevaluate its support for President Poroshenko or heightened concerns about corruption.

"No, and for a couple of reasons. The first is that, again, I can't comment on any of the specific allegations that have been raised by these documents. Given the large volume of documents that are included in here, I think it's hard to jump to any conclusions right away," Earnest said.

The White House press secretary noted that President Poroshenko has demonstrated a commitment, along with the rest of the government of Ukraine, to implementing a whole bunch of anti-corruption reforms in Ukraine. According to Earnest, the United States continues to encourage President Poroshenko and other senior officials in the Ukrainian government to follow through with implementing those anti-corruption reforms.

Read more: Poroshenko made great progress in fighting corruption compared to Yanukovych, - White House

"There is more work that needs to be done. But when you consider the record of President Poroshenko's predecessor, it's clear that they've made some important progress. And what's clear also is that the successful implementation of those anti-corruption reforms will be critical to the long-term success of the nation of Ukraine.

"And as the United States continues to support Ukraine in offering some security assistance, but also in terms of providing economic assistance, we're also going to continue to encourage them to implement those reforms faithfully to ensure the long-term success of our partner," Earnest said.




 
 
 
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