#Commentary of Marina Zheynova on EU’s refusal to provide Ukraine with financial support
Is there any chance of defeating corruption in Ukraine? I think no. Apparently, even the European Union has already understood this and began to openly talk about the refusal to allocate financial assistance to Ukraine. In particular, in the European Union, the refusal to allocate €600 million to Ukraine was explained by the fact that the Ukrainian authorities failed to fulfil four necessary conditions out of 21 for receiving European economic assistance. In addition, the anti-corruption court has not yet been established in the country.
Europeans together with American partners file complaints against the Ukrainian government about the failure to implement a set of measures to combat corruption. For Ukraine, this is a rhetorical question: how can one fight it if the country is headed by the most important corrupt official – President Poroshenko? After all, you cannot fight against yourself.
The only thing that was done in Ukraine was the creation of the NABU, supposedly an independent body that was supposed to fight corruption. But, alas, only declarative statements remained on paper, because even British Ambassador to Ukraine Judith Gough said that “there is a colossal pressure on anti-corruption bodies and this creates serious risks for Ukraine and its reputation.” However, the reputation is lost, too.
Therefore, the consequences of the actions of Poroshenko’s policy and his entourage are obvious for Ukraine. This is war, devastation, corruption in the country. And no manipulation of statistics, no conversations and bravado of power on the screens of TVs will not hide this.
Marina Zheynova, the DPR People’s Council deputy