KIEV (Sputnik) – The editorial board explained that the Ukrainian leadership is "falsifying" reforms to demonstrate the European Union that it is committed to the reforms needed for introduction of the visa-free regime.
“With this text the editorial board calls on the EU countries’ governments and embassies: do not cancel the visa regime until the situation in Ukraine is radically changed,” the editorial published in the Evropeyskaya Pravda said.
It also called to freeze $3 billion International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) and about $1.3 billion EU tranches of aid.
The article was issued after the Monday launch of the e-system of disclosure of incomes for Ukraine state officials, which is lacking a security certificate.
In February 2014, after a series of anti-government protests Ukraine witnessed a coup that toppled President Viktor Yanikovych. The new authorities promised to conduct a number of reforms aimed at boosting economic development of the country and fighting corruption. However, two years after the coup there are no signs of improving economic situation in Ukraine.