June 5, 2018 / 3:16 PM / a year ago

U.S. urges Ukraine to create independent anti-corruption court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday called on Ukraine to pass legislation that would create “a genuinely independent anti-corruption court” that would satisfy International Monetary Fund requirements.

“We agree with the IMF that any legislation establishing an anti-corruption court must include a central role for a council of international experts to ensure the selection of qualified judges,” U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement, adding that Ukraine should discuss its proposals directly with the IMF.

A vote on the creation of such a court is due on Thursday.

Reporting by Susan Heavey

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