While the budget struggles to pay respectable pensions and provide decent health care, it remains unconscionable that lawmakers continue to tolerate an arrangement in which every major corporation working in Ukraine is registered offshore, companies that belong to the wealthiest citizens.

While several justifications are made for this arrangement, their persistence allows people and companies to minimize or evade taxes paid in Ukraine by funneling out great amounts of income.

This, in turn, hits budget revenues and reduces the amount available for spending on public investments and helping the neediest.

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