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Ukraine, IMF discuss creation of anti-corruption court
Ukraine, IMF discuss creation of anti-corruption court

President Petro Poroshenko proposes Ukraine's parliament establish supreme anti-corruption court

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ukraine’s president and the head of the International Monetary Fund on Friday discussed the creation of anti-corruption court in the country.

According to a presidential statement, Petro Poroshenko and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde exchanged views on establishing the court as well as ensuring the effective functioning of other anti-corruption institutions.

The conversation came a day after the president demanded Ukraine's parliament work on a bill on a supreme anti-corruption court that Poroshenko proposed in November.

“My proposal is still on the table. But if I don’t see progress at the beginning of the next week, I will prepare the relevant bill myself and submit it to parliament in a week or 10 days,” Poroshenko said.

Poroshenko and Lagarde called on parliament, known as the Verkhovna Rada, to demonstrate "ultimate" responsibility and unite around a bill.

Lagarde said the IMF supports the efforts of Ukrainian authorities to fight corruption.

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