12:58 24.04.2018

G7 foreign ministers call on Ukraine to create anti-corruption court according to Venice Commission recommendations

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G7 foreign ministers call on Ukraine to create anti-corruption court according to Venice Commission recommendations

The G7 foreign ministers have called on the Ukrainian authorities to ensure the progress of reforms, including the establishment of the Anti-Corruption Court in accordance with recommendations of the Venice Commission.

"We reconfirm our support for Ukraine's reform and are encouraged by steps taken to date, especially in the areas of decentralization and economic growth. We urge the Government of Ukraine to make continued, clear progress along the reform path," reads the G7 foreign ministers' joint communiqué issued on April 23.

According to the document, this progress should include the formation of an anti-corruption court in line with the Venice Commission's recommendations, as well as progress in electoral reforms and the National Security Law.

The foreign ministers reiterated their enduring support for Ukrainian sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. This includes our non-recognition of Russia's violation of Ukraine' sovereignty and territorial integrity.

"We are convinced that the only way a sustainable solution to the conflict can be reached is through the full implementation of the Minsk agreements. Given Russia's responsibility in the conflict, we urge Russia to stabilize the security situation in the Donbas without delay," the communique reads.

At the same time, the ministers said these sanctions can be rolled back only if Russia truly fulfills its commitments, "but we also stand ready to take further restrictive measures should Russia's actions so require."

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