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White House sets out list of reforms that Ukraine must implement to receive military aid - media

This draft is a preliminary version and will be reviewed. 

White House sets out list of reforms that Ukraine must implement to receive military aid - media
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The White House has sent a letter to the Donor Coordination Platform with a list of reforms that Ukraine must implement in order to continue receiving military assistance, reports Ukrayinska Pravda.

According to the publication, Deputy White House National Security Advisor for International Economics Mike Pyle sent the letter to Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and the Office of the President of Ukraine.

However, the letter is a preliminary working draft and is subject to consideration.

The document outlines the necessary changes in order of priority. The timeframes for implementing the reforms are 0-3 months, 3-6 months, one year, and 18 months.

The highest priority is given to reforms related to the functioning of the Supervisory Boards of state-owned enterprises, anti-corruption bodies (SAPO, NABU, NAPC), the High Council of Justice, and the judiciary in general.

Reforms in the High Anti-Corruption Court, the Antimonopoly Committee, the establishment of the High Administrative Court of Ukraine, and the reform of the Supreme Court of Ukraine are prioritised for 3-6 months.

In addition, changes in the work of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and all law enforcement agencies, strengthening of the ARMA, the Accounting Chamber and the State Audit Service, and a number of reforms of the judiciary are to be implemented during the year. The year is also allocated for the liberalisation of gas and electricity tariffs.

A year and a half is allocated for reforms in the BES, the SBU, the Ministry of Strategic Industries, the National Police, the Prosecutor General's Office, the State Customs Service, the State Border Guard Service, and the General Inspectorate for Reconstruction.

Amanda Sloat, Senior Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, noted that Ukraine has already made significant progress in reforms, but further democratic and security sector reforms are needed to join NATO. 

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