The USA urges Ukraine to establish an anti-corruption court and to raise gas tariffs

The USA called on Ukraine to establish an independent anti-corruption court and to raise gas tariffs, stated United States Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan on April 21 at a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin.

Sullivan pressed Ukraine to increase reform efforts and to adhere to the programs of the International Monetary Fund by adopting legislation to establish a truly independent, anti-corruption court and to raise gas tariffs to the level of import parity, said the State Department’s official website.

The Secretary of State reiterated the US administration’s support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Sullivan and Klimkin once again called on Russia to fulfill their obligations under the Minsk agreements and to end annexation of the Crimea.  

As earlier reported, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that international donors, including the International Monetary Fund and Venice Commission, cannot impose the adoption of certain laws on Ukraine.

  anti-corruption court, gas tariffs, USA