Statement by the United States Embassy and the EU Delegation to Ukraine

March 7, 2017

Ukraine’s success in its anti-corruption efforts is critical to delivering results demanded by the people on the Maidan as well as to attracting the foreign direct investment that is needed to support Ukraine’s economy.

We commend the increasingly effective efforts of Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau and Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office to deliver on their mandates.

We welcome the court’s taking action on March 7, while noting the last several days underscore the need to establish a specialized anti-corruption court.

These events also highlight why the pending NABU audit must be independent, transparent and lead to an objective analysis of NABU’s operations over the last year.