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German ambassador: No progress in fight against corruption in Ukraine

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Sept. 28, 2011, 4:12 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
German Ambassador to Ukraine Hans-Jurgen Heimsoeth has said that there are no positive changes in the fight against corruption in Ukraine. "Real improvements in terms of corruption are not being seen. Moreover, there are voices claiming the opposite. It's a pity that the non-transparency of economic activity remains consistently high and that privatization process es are not very clear," he said in an interview with the the Ukraina Moloda newspaper.

Heimsoeth said that the number of Ukrainian investors in Germany was growing.

"They are impressed how well they are regarded there and what support they get while preparing for and making their investment," he said.

He said that unfortunately, there is no interest from German investors in Ukraine.

"Moreover, there could even be cases of the revocation of investment, because legal uncertainty is very deep, and the actions of regional authorities are willful. Therefore, German companies find better conditions in other countries," Heimsoeth said.
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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 4:20 p.m.    

cume, brat, svwat...

family, in-laws, cousins,,,

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 5:39 p.m.    

What do YOU expect in a criminal society where the worst criminals get AMNESTY from a supposed nationalist Ukrainian President Yuschenko who also helps a hoodlum non-Ukrainian anti-Ukrainian Yanukovych get elected!

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 5:51 p.m.    

Go home Albanian lover. Germany is the main obstacle for us signing an association agreement with EU, since they practically live on Russian gas, and can't make Russia angry.

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 7:44 p.m.    

Yanukonvict is the main obstacle for us signing an assosiation agreement with EU. There will be no EU for Ukaraine until he adopts a democratic path!The EU doesn't want an ugly tyrant on their territory.

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 11:08 p.m.    

rubbish you idiot the EU practicially brought the process to a complete standstill under Yulia and Yushenko - at least its moving forward under Yanukovich

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Anonymous Sept. 29, 2011, 12:58 a.m.    

Yes, it is moving to a stop unless Yanu changes directions. Also, blame Yush for most Euro interference, not Julia.

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 11:10 p.m.    

True, true the Germans arent stupid they know whos more important and they wont compromise this. Going back to Ribbentrop times always the same

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Anonymous Sept. 29, 2011, 1 a.m.    

Read up on &quot;Godwins Law&quot; Until then, you loser.

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 7:38 p.m.    

Heimsoeth said that the number of Ukrainian investors in Germany was growing.

Read more: http://www.kyivpost.com/news/nation/detail/113726/#ixzz1ZGY2K8Jo

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 7:54 p.m.    

Corruption will thrive and prosper under Yanukonvicts rule.Most Ukrainians follow by example. If your president and officials are corrupt,then, why shouldn't you!

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 9:14 p.m.    

Mr Ambassador.....why are you so surprised,,,,everyone knows the oligarch are stealing Ukraine blind, then investing in other countries like yours, where business investment is honest.

The Ukrainian investors , who stole their money from Ukraine, do not wsant to invest in Ukraine as they know it is a cesspool of corruption.

Hint,,,,,why not demand how the Ukrainian investors obtained their millions (everyone knows it is stolen money) ; as Switzerland now does with mega depositors. Then Ukrainian invesstment in Germany would drop to NIL!!!

More lip service from the EU, as to the corrupt gov't of Yanuk.

Mr Ambassador, back up what you say by detering 'illegal' money from Ukraine being invested in your country.

Do not be like Switzerland (in WW2) who accepted billions from Nazis (no questions asked ), and all stolen from the people.

Is history repeating itself ??

Something to think about.

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 9:46 p.m.    

More EU double standards talk-Ukraine is corrupt but EU are not corrupt when they accept stolen money.

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 10 p.m.    

If I were German, I wouldn't invest ANY money in Ukraine until Yanukovych is gone.

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Anonymous Sept. 28, 2011, 11:06 p.m.    

Yes I agree Yulia has a much nicer way to extract it from you

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Anonymous Sept. 29, 2011, 8:35 a.m.    

I'm not German, you moron.

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Anonymous Sept. 29, 2011, 9:44 a.m.    

It will not matter which politician you put in front of the Rada, they all are corupt pr definition, as most local and regional ones are too.

Trust me, i see it every day, and it carved into Ukrainian officials at all levels, and the leaders give a good example or opportunity and all follows.

Simple, get rid of existing politicians, put political powers back into peopl control, enforce proper laws and then we might have a chance, i do not say we will succeed, but we have a chance.

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Anonymous Sept. 29, 2011, 2:57 a.m.    

The picture showing pocket pool or pocket picking? Ot both.

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