Minister of Finance Oleksandr Danyliuk: “The support of the USA in creating the Financial Investigation Agency is crucial for us”

2/21/17

Today, Minister of Finance Oleksandr Danyliuk has had a meeting with the delegation of the US Embassy to Ukraine discussing support to be provided by the USA for the creation of the Financial Investigation Agency which, among other points, shall include trainings for the future employees of the Agency.

During the meeting the Minister of Finance reported about the key aspects of the draft law elaborated by the Ministry of Finance jointly with the working group convened by Prime Minister V. Groysman. The draft law has already been supported in public by the leading business associations of Ukraine, independent experts and MPs.

The creation of an analytical agency in charge for financial investigations shall reduce pressure on business, support a crackdown on corruption and encounter financial violations.

“This agency, which is strategically important for everyone, will be investigating major financial and economic violations which pose a threat to the national economic security. It will be an analytical agency with new personnel and a new working approach”, Oleksandr Danyliuk said.

Representatives of the US Embassy to Ukraine support the creation of the Financial Investigation Agency. The parties of the meeting agreed to continue cooperation in this field.

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