In a major development in the ongoing Ukraine corruption scandal, several top Ukrainian officials have resigned in an anti-corruption drive.
The resignations come as the United States has promised to conduct a “rigorous monitoring” of aid to Ukraine as part of the crackdown.
The corruption scandal has been ongoing since the start of the war in Ukraine in 2014. It has led to the resignation of several top Ukrainian officials, including the former head of the country’s anti-corruption bureau, Artem Sytnyk.
The United States has promised to provide financial and technical assistance to help Ukraine combat corruption. The U.S. government has also promised to impose sanctions on those responsible for corruption in Ukraine.
In a statement, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said: “The United States is committed to working with the Ukrainian government to ensure that our assistance is used to fight corruption, strengthen the rule of law, and promote economic reform.”
The resignations of the top Ukrainian officials are seen as a sign of progress in the fight against corruption in the country. However, the U.S. government has warned that much more needs to be done to ensure that corruption does not continue to plague Ukraine.