: Anticorruption reform in Ukraine at risk: Electronic income declarations system not working properly
Opinion11:06 Aug. 17, 2016
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Anticorruption reform in Ukraine at risk: Electronic income declarations system not working properly

President Poroshenko silent on matter of failure to launch e-declarations 

At midnight on August 15th, the system of electronic income declarations was officially launched in Ukraine; however, it still has flaws. The State Agency for Information Protection and Special Communications of Ukraine did not issue the necessary security certificate. This means that the system cannot formally be used to prosecute public officials who falsely report their assets. UT correspondent discusses the situation with senior analyst at Transparency International Ukraine Oleksandr Kalitenko.

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"This is like a corruption counter-revolution right now in Ukraine. Where the potential corrupt official wants to resist this system, because they should indicate their assets in a very-very transparent way. That's why it's a key issue to fight corruption in Ukraine. And this is a revolutionary issue, because for the first time a public official can go to jail for up to 2 years for providing false information in the declaration."

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"The silence [of the President of Ukraine on the matter of failure to launch e-declarations] is suspicious."

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