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According to a confidential strategy document acquired by POLITICO, the Biden administration holds deeper concerns regarding corruption in Ukraine than previously indicated.
This “Integrated Country Strategy” outlines numerous initiatives the US intends to implement in assisting Kyiv in its anti-corruption efforts. The document indicates that perceived high-level corruption could jeopardize both domestic and international confidence in Ukraine’s wartime government. Such revelations highlight a more critical stance than the public version of this strategy, recently and discreetly released on the State Department’s website.
While the confidential strategy is more detailed and lengthy, it emphasizes the Biden administration’s objective of minimizing corruption within Ukraine. This includes diverse objectives such as bank privatization, enhancing English education, and encouraging the adoption of NATO military protocols.
Although the public stance has been subtle, an official, speaking under anonymity, confirmed that “honest conversations” about corruption are occurring behind the scenes.