“Corruption is when Akhmetov earns 1 billion a month, while 60% of the population is below the poverty line,” Oleksandra Drik

The inevitability of punishment, the independence of the regulatory authorities and the cultivation of society’s intolerance towards corruption are the basic principles of the Samopomich anti-corruption program presented by Oleksandra Drik, who is number three on the electoral list of Samopomich.

“The endless process without obvious results. This is how the fight against corruption in Ukraine of the last 5 years can be described in a nutshell. We are being deceived that the fight is taking place,” said Oleksandra Drik, head of the NGO “Declarations under Control”, on the air of ICTV channel.

She explains that the key task for Samopomich is to create uniform rules for all. For as long as there are no such rules, there will be an imbalance in the society. “On the one hand, Akhmetov earns UAH 1 billion per month, on the other – 60% of the population is below the poverty line. These issues can be solved by three principles on which our anti-corruption program is based,” underscores Drik.

She adds that the steps that could help eliminate this difference have not been yet implemented in Ukraine. First of all, we are talking about the inevitability of punishment. Ukrainians have not seen the verdicts in the cases of top corrupt officials. “No one bears responsibility for their actions – either criminal or any other. We will change this,” says Oleksandra Drik.

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