Corruption in Ukraine at the center of conference on post

Corruption in Ukraine at the center of conference on post war reconstruction

Published on: 07.05.2022 – 04:23

Despite the loss of the Lugansk region, the Ukrainian government wants to prepare for the post-war period in particular at an international conference in Lugano, Switzerland. The Ukrainian Prime Minister, who was there, estimates that the country’s reconstruction will cost at least 750 billion dollars. But if the Ukraine crisis has produced unprecedented generosity, the question of fund management will quickly arise in a country plagued by widespread corruption.

With our correspondent in Geneva, Jeremiah Lance

According to Transparency International, Ukraine is the 58th most corrupt country in the world, out of 180 countries. According to the NGO, a quarter of Ukrainians have had to pay bribes to a public official in the past 12 months. Despite the real efforts that Kyiv has made to contain the phenomenon, the risk of this part of international aid cannot be completely ruled out be redirectedJuhanni Grossmann believes:

“There is an urgent need to strengthen the authorities fighting corruption to absorb such massive sums. Ukrainian institutions are currently not ready for this get so much money sums up the researcher at the Basel Institute on Governance.

Despite being a bad student, Ukraine is still one of the countries with the greatest strides in the fight against corruption, especially since the 2014 revolution. A fight as vital as that against the Russian army:

“The corruption that undermines Ukraine and the countries of the region is largely a legacy of the Soviet Union,” the researcher continues. Corruption and kleptocracy are used by Russia against Ukraine. So if you don’t fight corruption, you can’t fight the Kremlin either. »

As for the Ukrainian oligarchs, Volodymyr Zelenskyy tried to defend himself after his election, they have paradoxically become popular again since the Russian invasion; Many of them have chosen to put their wealth at the service of the state apparatus’ war effort.

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