”Ukraine has NABU [National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine] to investigate and SAP [Special Anti-Corruption Prosecution] to prosecute suspected corrupt officials. However, Ukraine doesn’t have an anti-corruption court to sentence the criminals,” Paul Massaro, the author of the Helsinki Commission report on corruption in Ukraine, told VOA Ukrainian service Oct. 26.
The IMF, USA and EU are keeping a close eye on the creation of the anti-corruption system in Ukraine, Massaro said.
Political will has been growing during a lengthy period of time. We realize Ukraine is fighting an uphill battle to eradicate corruption, he said.
Despite procrastination, the reform may be implemented quite soon, he said.
If Rada supports the law on the anti-corruption court things may go faster, Massaro summed up.