Yaroslav Yurchyshyn and Yulia Klymenko have withdrawn from Transparency International Ukraine due to their participation in the electoral campaign. Yulia Klymenko resigned ahead of schedule, while Chair of the Board Yaroslav Yurchyshyn suspended his membership in the Board.

This decision was made on 15 May at a Board meeting of TI Ukraine.

New member of the Board and Chair of the Board will be elected during an off-schedule Conference of the Organization, which will be convened on June 22, 2019. According to the Charter, the duties of the Chair of the Board will until that moment be performed by Executive Director of TI Ukraine Andrii Borovyk.

“TI Ukraine, among other things, is fundamentally non-partisan and devoid of political influence. This decision of the Board is necessary to maintain the status quo of our organization. It is important that TI Ukraine should be able to do further work on implementation of reforms without delay,” explained Andrii Borovyk.

As a reminder, TI Ukraine is an accredited chapter of the global movement Transparency International with a comprehensive approach to the development and implementation of changes to reduce the level of corruption.

Transparency International is an anti-corruption organization founded in 1993 in Berlin by former World Bank director Peter Eigen. Currently, the chair of the Board is Delia Ferreira. Transparency International operates in more than 100 countries worldwide. The organization is best known for its Corruption Perceptions Index and Global Corruption Barometer.