The United States demanded that Ukraine implement a number of reforms. This is a condition for the US to maintain military aid to Kiev.
This is evident from a letter from White House Deputy National Security Advisor Mike Pyle, who sent it to representatives of the Donor Coordination Platform, which brings together the EU, G7 countries and Kiev’s financial institution partners.
The letter was also sent to the offices of the President and Prime Minister of Ukraine, Ukraińska Pravda reports, citing a copy of the document. It specifies the changes required from the authorities in Kiev depending on the priority of their implementation: from 0 to 3 months, from 3 months to six months and from one year to 18 months.
What reforms is the US demanding from Ukraine?
According to the White House, reforms in Ukraine should primarily concern the work of supervisory boards of state-owned enterprises, anti-corruption bodies (Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, National Anti-Corruption Bureau, National Agency for Combating Corruption) , the Supreme Judicial Council and the legal system in general.
Within a year, Kiev must reform the work of the Ministry of National Defense, and within 18 months – of law enforcement agencies, including the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), the State Border Service, the National Police, etc. requires changes in the Prosecutor’s Office, Ukroboronprom ( a state arms company – ed.) and the customs services.
Some reforms are indicated in the document as a condition for receiving macro-financial assistance from Brussels or as a condition for starting the process of Ukraine’s accession to the EU.
Commitments from the NATO summit in Vilnius
During the NATO summit in July this year. The G7 countries (US, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan) have committed to guaranteeing Ukraine’s security in exchange for reforms. Kiev was promised arms deliveries, support for the development of the defense industry, training of the Ukrainian army, provision of intelligence data, assistance in protecting against cyber threats, etc.
Ukraine, in turn, has pledged to implement systemic changes in the functioning of law enforcement agencies, the legal system and the economy, and to fight corruption.
Source: Do Rzeczy
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