17.01.17 18:13

Biden put up "red flags" not for Trump but for Ukrainian authorities, - Samopomich

Biden's visit indicates that the U.S. stance on Ukraine is unlikely to change. On the other hand, Biden has put up "red flags" for the Ukrainian authorities.

Censor.NET reports quoting Samopomich MP Taras Pastukh as saying.

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According to him, Ukraine's international partners are waiting for concrete steps.

"This includes the start of work of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office and other agencies intended to combat top level corruption and not only to expose local officials or doctors," Pastukh said.

"Let us recall Joe Biden's main points: friends, the whole world stands by you until it sees your readiness to change. If you are not willing to carry out reforms and fight corruption, the world will turn its back on you. The same rhetoric comes from other U.S. officials.

"We've recently met in the framework of inter-faction association to discuss NATO membership with representatives of the Pentagon, generals who deal with security issues. They put it clearly that in spite of corruption in Ukraine, they are concerned about what is happening in the country's defense sector against the backdrop of the war. Every time, it is more difficult for them to convince the American parliament, senators, congressmen to render assistance over constant corruption scandals," the MP added.
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