The candidates are urged to announce publicly their suggestions on overcoming key problems of the national anti-corruption policies, including:

— Full loss of credibility by the management of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office

— Inability of the National Agency for Corruption Prevention management to ensure the Agency’s fulfillment of its functions

— Regular attacks of the political elite against the National Anti-Corruption Bureau

— Transformation of part of the Security Service of Ukraine into a tool and provider of corruption

The list is absolutely not exhaustive, but the absence of a clear stance of the current candidates attests to the fact that they do not have an understanding of key anti-corruption challenges.

 

“The list is absolutely not exhaustive, but the absence of a clear stance of the current candidates attests to the fact that they do not have an understanding of key anti-corruption challenges,” says the document. 

For their part, civil society organizations are willing to discuss these issues with the presidential candidates.

As a reminder, Ukrainian voters have identified corruption as one of Ukraine’s three biggest problems. High-level political corruption carries the biggest risks, according to over 90% of Ukrainians.*

Most Ukrainians believe that the President is responsible for anti-corruption activity (63%), somewhat fewer voted for the Verkhovna Rada (42%). 80% of Ukrainians are sure that the main reason of corruption is the absence of adequate punishment for it.*

Signed by:

  1. Transparency International Ukraine
  2. Automaidan
  3. Center of Policy and Legal Reform
  4. Anti-Corruption Action Center
  5. CentreUA
  6. Nashi Hroshi (“Our Money”)
  7. Deklaratsii Pid Kontrolem (“Declarations Under Control”)
  8. Anti-Corruption Headquarters
  9. StateWatch
  10. Institute of Legislative Ideas
  11. Kharkiv Anti-Corruption Center
  12. Hromadskyi Kontrol (“Civic Control”)
  13. Chesno movement
  14. Civic Monitoring and Research Center

We urge other organizations to support this agenda as well.

*According to the National Anti-Corruption Survey held by Kyiv International Sociology Institute as part of the USAID/ENGAGE program. The survey was held between July and August, 2018. The sample consists of 10,169 respondents, the theoretical sample error constitutes 1%. All field work and data processing for this research were carried out by Kyiv International Sociology Institute.