Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman believes that the recent detention of senior officials indicates that corruption in Ukraine will be overcome.
"The adoption of anti-corruption legislation, the establishment of anti-corruption bodies and the first arrest of Ukrainian officials ensure the irreversibility in combating corruption in Ukraine. […] Mark my words, this is the beginning of the end of corruption in Ukraine," the prime minister stated on 21 July at a seminar for regional media on the energy effectiveness and tariff policy of his government.
He also recalled that last year the Verkhovna Rada adopted the whole legislative package needed to combat corruption.
"I cannot say how long this struggle will take. Maybe a year, maybe two, but the fact that it started right now, in these months, it is absolutely clear," Groysman concluded.
Earlier, Groysman said he had instructed each minister to present three to five anti-corruption measures and implement them until the end of the year.