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 Poroshenko signs law obliging anti-corruption activists to submit income statements

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a law obliging members of anti-corruption NGOs to file electronic income statements.

Censor.NET reports citing the press office of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

"The law was signed by the president March 27," the statement reads.

On March 27, Parliament Speaker Andrii Parubii handed over for signature to the president a controversial bill amending the e-declaration law providing that anti-corruption activists declare their income.

Earlier, on March 23, President Poroshenko said he would hold consultations on the law adopted by the Verkhovna Rada to amend article 3 of the e-declaration law. The change is intended to exempt rank and file, sergeants, sergeant staff servicemen, junior officers from the obligation to submit electronic income statements. At the same time, the law obliges representatives of NGOs to declare their income and assets.

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On March 24, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine upheld its recent decision requiring anti-corruption activists to submit electronic income and asset statements and exempting certain categories of the military from this obligation.

British Ambassador to Ukraine Judith Gough expressed belief that the changes to e-declaration law, which the lawmakers voted on March 23, were a serious step back.

On March 27, Poroshenko and representatives of NGOs agreed to establish a working group to review changes to the e-declaration law that require anti-corruption activists to declare their income and assets.
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