Poroshenko has discovered the cause of corruption in Ukraine, the Soviet heritage

Petro Poroshenko

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the problem of corruption in Ukraine is difficult to resolve due to the Soviet legacy. He told about it in interview to the newspaper Le Figaro, published on Tuesday, June 27.

Answering the question of why corruption in Ukraine “so hard and long to eradicate,” Poroshenko said “she comes from afar — from the Soviet system of corruption so deeply rooted in society and in the minds of everyone.”

The Ukrainian President noted that even in such circumstances, the Ukrainian government managed to achieve “brilliant results” in the fight against corruption.

Poroshenko also stressed that it is difficult to reform because of the armed conflict in the East of the country. “Difficult to conduct reforms in a country at war. However, this is exactly what we managed to do. We managed to stabilize inflation, to restore economic growth and reduce the budget deficit,” — said Poroshenko.

In April, Ukraine was ranked first in the list of countries with the most corrupt business. The vast majority of the interviewed organization representatives of Ukrainian business (88 per cent) indicated that the problem of corruption and bribery was widespread in their country.