Ukraine should pursue anti-corruption steps, judicial reform - Nuland
Ukraine should pursue anti-corruption steps and judicial reform, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland has said.
"Ukraine needs a new Prosecutor General. It needs real, deep judicial reform. Obviously, corruption is still a very deep problem. It’s time to start locking up people who have ripped off the Ukrainian population for too long, and it’s time to irradiate the cancer of corruption," she said at a press release in Kyiv on Wednesday.
Nuland pointed out progress in reforms in Ukraine.
"You have a stable currency, you’ve cleaned up the banking sector, you’ve restored budget discipline, you’re energy independent for the first time in a long time, you have a new police force. A lot has already been done, even as hard as it’s been," she said.
"2016 can and should be the year that Ukraine makes reform irreversible… I again conveyed the strong U.S. commitment to stand with Ukraine as it stays on the path of a clean, democratic, European future," Nuland said.