Officials must declare even property used indirectly from 2016 - Yatseniuk
New laws on declaring the income and expenses of state officials have been approved in full, and declarations that state officials filled in last year, and those that they will fill in next year are two different documents, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has said.
"Any property that is directly or indirectly used by state officials is to be declared. All relations, direct or indirect, on ownership of property are to be disclosed," he said at the meeting of the National Reforms Council on September 18, the press service of the government has reported.
"Apartments, cars, assets of companies could be registered not to the state official, but people who have no relations to them. However, if the ties are proved and the property is not declared, then this is a crime. Criminal responsibility will follow for this," Yatseniuk said.
Yatseniuk also said that the investigative jurisdiction of various agencies in criminal and criminal-procedural laws must be specified.
The relevant draft law which is part of the plan on liberalization of the visa regime with the EU is to be adopted.
Yatseniuk said that court reform is an urgent issue.
"Nothing could happen without court reform," he said.