Citizens’ perception of the way the country is dealing with corruption is more optimistic than in past years. 

59% of Ukrainians believe that the country’s government really tries to fight corruption and that [there are] positive changes [in the matter]. At the same time, 34% of respondents are of opposite opinion and sure that Ukraine is hopelessly corrupt. These are the results of the survey of Kyiv International Institute of Sociology. 

“In 2018 year, 25% of respondents answered that [government attempts to tackle corruption] are “rather efficient.” In the winter of 2022-2023, 50% of respondents [picked this option]. Thus, we can carefully assume that right now, Ukrainian thoughts about [the way corruption is dealt with] are much more optimistic than before the full-scale invasion (and before the Revolution of Dignity),” the message says. 

Note: at the beginning of October, the Register of Corrupt Officials was opened for the first time since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. Currently, it has 44.7 thousand cases concerning corruption and corrupt officials. 

Also, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyi, signed a law about the return and opening of electronic declarations for officials and civil servants on October 10. 

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