KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament on Wednesday approved a bill that criminalizes state officials illegally enriching themselves.
The bill must be voted on again in order to take effect. Parliament needs to pass the law as a likely condition of more aid from the International Monetary Fund.
Ukraine passed a law criminalizing illicit enrichment in 2015 but the constitutional court overturned the law in February, sparking concern among anti-corruption campaigners, the anti-corruption bureau and Ukraine’s overseas backers.
Reporting by Natalia Zinets; editing by Matthias Williams