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    A report conducted by a group of British experts on corruption revealed that Ukraine has deeply bogged down in pervasive corruption and red tape.

    LONDON (Sputnik) – The level of corruption in Ukraine has reached levels never before seen and directly includes current President Petro Poroshenko's administration, according to a report compiled by a group of British experts that RIA Novosti has acquired.

    “A recent report compiled by experts handling special trade affairs internationally is pointing towards a direction of elevated incompetence and corruption within the Poroshenko administration in Ukraine. Having performed systematic changes within the management of almost every governmental and state organisation within the country, there appears to be substantial disruption at every level. Whilst changes are necessary as part of the process to root out corruption and to additionally optimise decision-making and policy implementation there appears to be systematic failure to meet both objectives; policy implementation is slow whilst corruption is rampant,” the report reads.

    The experts pointed out that the Ukrainian Administration is pretending to change and conquering corruption, and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is taking the brunt of the blame for the country’s ills.

    “All that during one of the most challenging times of Ukraine. The administration is claiming to be pursuing change, a root out of corruption, a business friendly environment and repeating requests for financial support by western countries! In most cases PM Yatsenyuk is being stigmatised for most of the country’s ills associated with the public administration, however it is becoming evident that it in fact the President himself driving corrupt practices indirectly through cronyism,” the experts’ report continues. 

    Western powers either lack instruments to monitor Ukraine’s level of corruption or choose to ignore it:

    "What is really interesting is how western authorities either do not have means of monitoring such activity or choose to ignore it!” the report reads.

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