However, the report says that in many aspects Ukraine's performance remains poor. It points to arbitrary or unlawful deprivation of life, politically motivated disappearances, and hazing in the Ukrainian army.
Corruption remained a serious problem in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the government, including the armed services. The report says police corruption continues to be a serious problem.
The report says prison conditions remain poor, though they are slowly improving as a result of reforms in the penal system.
The report says violence against women remains a serious problem, as well as trafficking in women.
For an overview of the State Department report, click here.