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Brussels calls recent anti-corruption investigations as ‘positive signal’

BRUSSELS. Feb 2 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The European Union does not comment on recent reports of investigations with corrupt officials, saying that such actions themselves are a "positive signal" of Ukraine’s commitment to fighting corruption.

on Wednesday, commenting at the request of journalists on recent reports about a number of investigations related to abuse.

"We do not comment on the ongoing investigations, but this is a clear signal of Ukraine’s commitment to the fight against corruption and the functioning of the institutions they have in the fight against corruption. Of course, there is still more work to be done and we are working together with Ukraine. This is a good signal," he said.

At the same time, the high–ranking official stressed that the issue of fighting corruption is "not only about having the right legislative framework, but also about having a list of investigations, charges and sentences."

"This is what we have looked at in the past. What we have seen over the past couple of weeks is a positive signal of the commitment of the new special prosecutor to launch this kind of investigation," he added.