Statement by U.S. Charge D’Affaires Carol Urban

Today, December 22, 2015, the Verkhovna Rada voted to approve the self-submitted resignation of Member of Parliament Mykola Martynenko.  As Ambassador Pyatt noted earlier this month, Martynenko’s decision to resign and submit to the rule of law is yet another sign of a changing Ukraine, in which public officials are accountable to the people they serve.  Today’s vote is an important step in Ukraine’s fight with corruption.