Zelensky's advisor outlines plans for reforms in Ukraine
Oleksandr Danylyuk, the advisor to Ukrainain elections front-runner Volodymyr Zelensky, and the country's former finance minister, stated that Zelensky, if he wins the second round of elections, intends to begin his term with reforms in the judicial sector and the anti-corruption sphere.
“Of course, it will be necessary to begin with a real implementation of those reforms that were in fact only imitated. Which reforms? The first is judicial reform. We will start with the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. Next week we will present our perspective,” he said on the Free Market Road Show forum broadcasted on Facebook.
The next should be the anti-corruption infrastructure, which, according to Danylyuk, is now politically dependent. In addition, the Zelensky team will work to create an institution of financial investigations and eliminate the influence of the law enforcement agencies on the business. The ex-minister also pointed out that the current government has failed in reforming the prosecutor's office, the courts, the Security Service and the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.
“Therefore, our goal in reforming both the Prosecutor General’s Office and all the bodies I have listed will be to completely eradicate this virus of corruption and old views. And they should be run by people who are not part of this system,” added Danylyuk.
According to the ballot count, 24% of voters supported Zelensky. The incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is second with 15.95%. Both proceeded to the second round of elections, which will be held on April 21.