United States helps Ukraine discover more than $3 bln stolen public funds

United States helps Ukraine discover more than $3 bln stolen public funds

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U.S. foreign assistance contributed to Ukraine’s discovery of more than $3.24 billion in public funds stolen by the previous government.

This is said in the statement of the U.S. Department of State, released on Tuesday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"U.S. foreign assistance contributed to Ukraine’s seizure of roughly $1.3 billion in cash, with the discovery of more than $3.24 billion in stolen public funds," the statement reads.

It is underscored that the U.S. law enforcement professionals are embedded in Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) to help build anti-corruption and asset recovery capacity and strengthen Ukraine’s overall anticorruption efforts. In particular, U.S. support has contributed to 333 criminal proceedings, 207 notices of suspicion, and the finalization of 108 indictments in cases related to corruption. "Ongoing programming will continue to build on these achievements," the U.S. Department of State stresses.

The United States also provides funding through a Fiscal Transparency Innovation Fund, which works with civil society organizations to collect, analyze, and publicly disseminate energy-related information.

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