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Ukraine Scores 33/100 on Corruption in Annual Report

Ukraine scored 33 out of 100 on corruption in 2022, which places the nation close to the underside third out of 180 nations scored, in response to the annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) printed this week by non-profit Transparency Worldwide.

Out of 180 nations scored, Ukraine was the 116th most corrupt, in response to the yearly rating printed on Tuesday.

Ukraine’s rating of 33 was one level larger than in 2021, however the identical because the 12 months earlier than, 2020.

Final week, simply earlier than the index printed, 9 senior Ukrainian officers reportedly resigned or had been fired over allegations of corruption. The resignations and firings additionally got here as Ukraine was pushing the West to ship tanks.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky mentioned in a video assertion, “Any inside issues that hinder the state are being cleaned up and can be cleaned up. It’s honest, it’s needed for our protection, and it helps our rapprochement with European establishments.”

One of many officers who resigned was deputy head of Zelensky’s workplace, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, over allegations of graft associated to army spending.

Tymoshenko, who labored on Zelensky’s media technique throughout his presidential marketing campaign, was beneath investigation in connection along with his private use of luxurious automobiles. He was linked to the embezzlement of humanitarian help price greater than $7 million earmarked for the Zaporizhzhia area, in response to the Related Press.

Deputy Protection Minister Viacheslav Shapovalov additionally reportedly resigned in reference to a scandal involving the acquisition of meals for Ukraine’s armed forces.

A deputy infrastructure minsiter, Vasyl Lozynsky, was fired for alleged participation in a community embezzling price range funds, and was reportedly detained whereas receiving a $400,000 bribe for serving to to repair contracts for restoring services broken by Russian missile strikes.

There have been a complete of 4 deputy ministers and 5 governors of “front-line” provinces who resigned, in response to the AP.

The chief director of Transparency Worldwide Ukraine, Andrii Borovyk, instructed the AP final week, “It’s very laborious to avoid wasting the nation when there’s loads of corruption.”

The index is the non-profit’s twenty eighth annual Corruption Perceptions Index.

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