The implementation of international anti-corruption standards in Ukraine is an irreversible process that is under the watchful eye of civil society and international observers. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze in a statement at the NATO international conference Building Capable and Resilient Institutions to Strengthen our Partnerships in Washington DC.
Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze emphasized that the main objective of the Government this year remains invariable - to promote further development combined with accountability, transparency and zero tolerance to corruption. Moreover, the Deputy Prime Minister thanked NATO for consistent support and assured that the further development of the partnership is particularly important in the time of trial for Ukraine.
"Our participation, progress and successful results in the Program of integrity building and reduction of corruption risks in defense and security institutions will become the best indicators of Ukraine's state security. An increase in the level of security and protection of Ukraine also means increased security for NATO and its member states", said the Deputy Prime Minister.
Building Integrity Initiative (ВІ) is a NATO-led capacity building programme providing practical tools to help nations strengthen integrity, transparency, and accountability and reduce the risk of corruption in the defense and security sector, launched in 2007 with the joint approval of member states of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) to support the Partnership Action Plan on Defense Institution Building (PAP-DIB). The BI Program provides practical tools to help participating countries strengthen integrity, transparency, and accountability and reduce the risk of corruption in the defense and security sector. It promotes good practice, processes, and methodologies, and provides countries with tailored support to make defense and security institutions more effective.