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Ukraine's Asset-Declaration System 'Ready To Go'

Ukraine is to officially launch on September 1 a delayed online system that monitors the incomes and assets of government officials. I

Leonid Yevdochenko, the head of the Special Communications and Information Protection Service, announced on August 31 that the body issued a certificate of compliance for the electronic-declaration system, saying it fully complies with security requirements.

The National Agency for Corruption Prevention will allow the system "to be launched legitimately," he added.

Ukraine twice missed deadlines to launch the declaration system, part of efforts to stamp out corruption.

The delays drew criticism from the United States and European Union, and hampered efforts to unfreeze Ukraine's $17.5 billion international bailout.

Based on reporting by Bloomberg, UNIAN, and Ukraine Today