The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine is currently investigating at least 37 high-ranking officials among a total of 371 cases, local media reported Monday.
The Ukrayinska Pravda newspaper reported, citing the bureau’s response to the media outlet’s request, that the anti-corruption agency was engaged in investigating 37 cases against a group of high-ranking state officials.
NABU classifies government and parliament members within the “high-ranking” group.
The newspaper said that the NABU provided it with the figures as of June 30, adding that in July the agency was investigating a total of 389 criminal cases.
EU and US officials have repeatedly called on the current Ukrainian leadership to fight corruptionamid the country’s internal conflict in Donbass.
On June 27, 2014, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and EU leaders signed the association deal, which was ratified by the Ukrainian parliament in September 2014. The document stipulates the implementation of a series of political and economic reforms in Ukraine aimed at improving political and social institutions and eliminating corruption to gain access to the EU market.