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    Ukraine, Poland Sign Anti-Corruption Memorandum

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    Ukrainian and Polish anti-corruption agencies have signed a memorandum of cooperation agreeing to share experience in fighting corruption, the Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Bureau press service said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Bureau's director, Artem Sytnyk, the memorandum, negotiated since 2015 and signed in Warsaw on Thursday, incorporated the best practices of East and Central European countries.

    "I am convinced that it is vital to stay in close contact with anti-corruption agencies of other countries. Corruption schemes investigated by our specialists generally involve more countries than just Ukraine," the official said adding that Ukrainian and Polish agencies have very much in common in their functions.

    The memorandum provides that Ukraine and Poland will conduct joint workshops, organize training programs for their officers and exchange best practices in IT.

    In February, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde announced that Ukraine risks returning to a pattern of failed economic policies characterized by slow progress in fighting corruption and influence in policymaking.

    Following the statement, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reassured the international community of Kiev’s commitment to reform and anti-corruption measures.

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