Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday said electronic financial declarations by officials should “immediately” be available to the public, vetoing a law that triggered an outcry across Ukraine.
Zelensky has stressed the need for transparency during the war, with several corruption scandals leading to the arrest or dismissal of public officials in recent months.
“Declarations should be open. Immediately. Not in a year. The registry should be opened now,” Zelensky said.
More than 80,000 Ukrainians last week signed a petition asking Zelensky to veto a law that would restore mandatory asset declarations for officials but keep them out of the public eye for another year.
“These restrictions are unacceptable,” Zelensky said, asking parliament to vote on opening the registries.