U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken named five steps, which, according to the States, will help Ukraine maintain progress in reforms
First is the adoption of bills on the High Council of Justice and the High Qualification Commission of Judges in a form that will ensure a transparent selection of judges.
Second is a transparent procedure for the selection of the leadership of the NACP and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office.
Third is the preservation of corporate management of state companies by OECD standards.
The fourth step is reform of the SBU, namely the transfer of responsibility for fighting economic crime to another agency.
The fifth step is real punishment for officials who have committed corruption crimes. The secretary of state noted that not a single top official has yet been convicted of corruption since 2014.
“Nothing is more important for the future of Ukraine – safe, prosperous, democratic – than reducing corruption”, – Anthony Blinken stressed.
He said it was important for the well-being of Ukrainians, for greater confidence of foreign investors and, among other things, for Ukraine’s better defence capabilities.Ukraine needs to be given clear plans to move towards the EU and NATO – Lithuanian president