Zelensky’s Ukraine Scores 33/100 on Corruption in Unveiled 2022 Global Report

Following the annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) published this week by the non-profit Transparency International, Ukraine scored 33 out of 100 on corruption in 2022, placing the country near the bottom third out of 180 countries assessed.

According to the yearly ranking released on Tuesday, Ukraine was ranked 116th out of 180 countries.

Ukraine received a score of 33, one point higher than in 2021 but the same as the previous year, 2020.

Nine senior Ukrainian officials reportedly resigned or were fired last week, just before the index was published, due to allegations of corruption. The resignations and firings occurred at the same time that Ukraine was pressuring the West to send tanks.

“Any internal problems that hinder the state are being cleaned up and will be cleaned up,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video statement. It is just, it is necessary for our defence, and it aids our reconciliation with European institutions.”

Andrii Borovyk, executive director of Transparency International Ukraine, told the Associated Press last week, “It’s very difficult to save the country when there’s a lot of corruption.”

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