Saturday, September 19, 2015
No More Money for 'Money pit' Ukraine Unless Kiev Gets Rid of Corruption - Biden.
No More Money for 'Money pit' Ukraine Unless Kiev Gets Rid of Corruption - Biden. (SP).
The White House is worried about a high level of corruption in Ukraine and worse of all by the fact that it isn't decreasing.
The United States told the Ukrainian government to fight against corruption more actively by carrying out anti-corruption reforms. Victoria Nuland, the Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs at the US State Department, stressed that Ukraine must get rid of corruption, as it represents Viktor Yanukovych's "old system."
US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt also spoke against corruption: "There isn't a problem in Ukraine today that is a bigger threat to the long-term success of the country than legalized corruption."
Last year, Ukraine was ranked 142nd (tied with Uganda and the Comoros Islands) on the list of the most corrupt countries in the world, conducted by Transparency International (TI). Hmmm.....Days after the EU just gave them another 1 Billion Dollar for Gas. By the way their total gas debt is now at $29,2 US $. Read the full story here.