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Ukraine Climbs One Position To 130th Of 180 Places In Corruption Perceptions Index Of Transparency Internation

Ukraine Climbs One Position To 130th Of 180 Places In Corruption Perceptions Index Of Transparency International For 2017

Ukraine has climbed one position to the 130th of 180 places in Corruption Perceptions Index of the Transparency International anti-corruption non-government organization for 2017.

Transparency International Ukraine announced this in a statement, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"Ukraine got 30 points of 100 possible points in the survey of Transparency International 'Corruption Perceptions Index' for 2017 and took the 130th place (among 180 countries)," reads the statement.

Transparency International Ukraine names reasons that allowed Ukraine to climb in 'Corruption Perceptions Index: the start of work of anti-corruption bodies that have sent to courts their first corruption cases against top officials; the functioning of the register of electronic asset declarations of top officials; the reform of the public procurement system; the reform of the natural gas market.

Transparency International also reports about lower corruption among Ukrainian policemen and the decrease in the number of cases when businesses were forced to give bribes.

The statement reads, however, that the improvement in Corruption Perceptions Index for 2017 is slower than in the previous one. Transparency International believes that the reasons for that included absence of the political will with the leaders of Ukraine to fight corruption, the low level of trust in Ukrainian courts and bodies of prosecution.

In Corruption Perceptions Index for 2017 Ukraine is for the time ever higher than Russia, which has 29 points in the 135th place. Belarus is in the 68th place with 44 points and Moldova is in the 122nd place with 31 points.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine projects the country's entering TOP-50 of Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index before 2020.