: Recovering assets stolen by ousted Ukrainian President should be top priority - Poroshenko

19:59 Jun. 6, 2016

Recovering assets stolen by ousted Ukrainian President should be top priority - Poroshenko

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Ukraine's leader asks Transparency International to assist in returning plundered funds

Petro Poroshenko met with Jose Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International on Monday, June 6.

During the meeting, the Ukrainian President emphasized the need for mutual cooperation between Transparency International and competent Ukrainian inspectors on investigation corruption cases. In particular, recovery of assets stolen by Yanukovych and his cronies should be on top of priority list.

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The Ukrainian President also added that Ukraine is one of the most transparent countries in terms of battling corruption and implementing reforms.

Recently-appointed Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko, as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, were also present at the meeting with Ugaz.

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The Chair of Transparency International is in Kyiv on a two-day visit. He is scheduled to hold meetings with several high-ranking officials including representatives of the newly-established anti-corruption bodies – National Anti-Corruption Bureau and National Agency for Prevention of Corruption.

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