“Every official must explain their property” – Yehor Soboliev

Samopomich MP, chairman of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the Parliament, Yehor Soboliev, believes that every politician and official in Ukraine must explain the origin of their property and their family’s belongings.

“And they have to provide an answer other than “I shepherded from time to time as a kid” or “a friend of mine lent me”, but rather provide a detailed report indicating where, when and how the money has been earned. This should be done along with the confirmation from the Tax Office, so that we could see that the taxes have been paid,” said the MP.

The MP has already published a report on his family’s property and is calling upon all the officials of Ukraine to do so, “Since the Agency for Corruption Prevention has been sabotaging its job to verify the officials’ declarations – the disclosure of which took us so much effort in the autumn last year – I decided to lead by example”.

In addition, a bill that would oblige all future presidential candidates and MPs to do the same has already been drafted. “Lying about the property and its origin should become the reason for removing from elections,” says Yehor Soboliev.

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