Ukraine’s Ruling Class and Public Take Different Views of Corruption

Anti-corruption protesters at a rally in front of parliament, Kiev, Ukraine, Dec. 23, 2015 (AP photo by Efrem Lukatsky.
Anti-corruption protesters at a rally in front of parliament, Kiev, Ukraine, Dec. 23, 2015 (AP photo by Efrem Lukatsky.
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Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on the impact of corruption and various countries’ efforts to combat it. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is facing growing calls to root out corruption, but must ensure any reform on that front does not lead to government instability. In an email interview, Anna Derevyanko, the executive director of the European Business Association in Kiev, discussed Ukraine’s fight against corruption. WPR: How widespread is corruption in Ukraine, and what impact does it have on governance, business and the daily life of Ukrainians? Anna Derevyanko: Ukraine is the most corrupt country […]

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