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 Only 34 out of 950 Ukrainian officials brought to trial for corruption received prison terms, - journalist

No senior official has been punished for embezzlement of state property, abuse of power or graft in Ukraine over the year.

Investigative journalist Oleksii Shalaiskyi said on air of Channel 5, Censor.NET reports.

He noted that the statistics on corruption offenses quoted by him covered the period between July 2015 and July 2016. He said that 950 officials who had been brought to trial for corruption included three officials of the highest rank.

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"950 people related to government funding were brought to trial. Everyone will say that it's quite an achievement because the figure of 950 means three persons daily before one starts analyzing how the people have been punished exactly or whether they have been dismissed... For example: 300 persons were fined, 120 - acquitted by the court, 330 - freed from punishment. Hard evidence collected against 120 persons while only 34 of them have already been convicted," Shalaiskyi stressed.

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