Biden has criticized the Ukrainian people’s deputies for being unable to defeat corruption: Lytvyn

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During a meeting with people’s deputies, US Vice President Joe Biden stated that insufficient efforts are being made in Ukraine to combat corruption, says Volodymyr Lytvyn (independent MP), Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security and Defense.

The press service of the Chairman of the Committee on National Security and Defense reports that on Tuesday morning Joe Biden conducted a meeting with people’s deputies, which was attended by Lytvyn, Inna Bohoslovska (independent MP), Vitaliy Kalyuzhnyi (Party of Regions), Vitaliy Klitschko (UDAR), Lesya Orobets (Batkivshchyna), Petro Poroshenko (independent MP), Serhiy Sobolev (Batkivshchyna), Oleh Tyahnybok (Svoboda), and Sergey Tigipko (independent MP).

Lytvyn noted, “Biden’s final words, which were perhaps influenced by the speeches, were extremely harsh.”

“Particularly concerning corruption in Ukraine. He stressed, ‘You are unable to overcome corruption. The world will not tolerate this, but we cannot solve this problem for you ourselves. You always emphasize that you need help in the energy sector, yet this system is completely corrupt as well,’” the MP quoted the U.S. Vice President as saying.

 

Source: Interfax Ukraine

Translated by Katherina Smirnova, edited by Robin Rohrback

 

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