The Group of Seven (G7) ambassadors have noted Thursday the high compliance rate with the electronic declaration procedure among the Ukrainian high-level officials.
The G7 ambassadors have also said it is a crucial procedure for Ukraine on the way to combat corruption.
They voiced the hope that e-declarations will become a reliable source of data for law enforcement agencies.
The G7 ambassadors posted on the website of the Japanese Embassy in Ukraine: "We commend the Government of Ukraine on completing the first phase of submissions to the e-Asset Declaration system. This is a milestone toward increasing transparency and accountability among public officials. We recognize and appreciate broad compliance throughout the government despite technical glitches that initially complicated the process. The high compliance rate among high-level officials demonstrates that the system is functioning as intended and will serve as a reliable source of data for law enforcement authorities."
They also noted the Ukrainian government should support anti-corruption.
"This includes the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) having the capacity, resources, and independence to review the declaration data appropriately and administer the e-Asset declaration system. The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor (SAPO) should similarly be fully empowered, staffed, and funded to fully investigate and prosecute corruption cases. NAPC, NABU, and SAPO should function as envisioned in Ukrainian law and to meet the expectations of the Ukrainian people," it goes in a statement.
They expressed willingness to assist Ukraine's efforts to tackle corruption.
"We will continue to support efforts, by President, Prime Minister, all Ukrainian state bodies and civil society, in the fight against corruption."