Zelensky claims to have rid Ukraine of corruption

(MENAFN) Ukraine's president, Vladimir Zelensky, told a worldwide audience at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum on Thursday that corruption is a thing of the past and that all Russian influences have fled or been pursued away.

He gave no proof to back up his claims. Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index placed the country as the second-most corrupt in Europe just a year ago.

“No one will be able to forgive corruption in the future Ukraine,” he stated, clarifying that all the corrupt officials had fled the nation in the months following the launch of Russia’s military operation. He stated that because all government services were now computerized, the remaining bureaucrats would be less motivated to "interfere with corporate activities."

Zelensky promised that there would be "no influence of Russian capital in Ukraine" in the future, explaining that any business interests that were not "united" behind his government had either "left our enterprises, or we pushed them out," including the many political parties and media outlets banned by his government, such as predecessor Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions.



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