Ukraine’s Corruption Threatens to Engulf Europe – Crime Observatory Report
Ukraine is the EU’s second major failure after Yugoslavia, the report explained. The Maidan, supported by the EU, plunged Ukraine into total social and economic collapse. The EU bears responsibility for turning Ukraine into a failed state. The EU helped corruption to blossom in Kiev, and now it is poised to contaminate Europe.
GENEVA (Sputnik) – The European Union created additional problems for itself by supporting the new Kiev authorities, as they are failing to eradicate corruption in Ukraine, which threatens to have a direct negative effect on European countries, a report by the Organized Crime Observatory (OCO) revealed.
“The positive effect of the EU integration policies is obviously highly questioned: although it may have worked out in certain countries, it was catastrophic in other countries such as Romania and Bulgaria,” the Wednesday report says, adding that “Ukraine can be considered as the second major failure of the EU foreign policy after Yugoslavia because the Union was not able to impede the war.”
The report, titled “Ukraine and the EU: Overcoming criminal exploitation toward a modern democracy?”, was produced with the help of the University Observatory of Security of the University of Geneva, the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TRACCC), and the Basel Institute on Governance.
It presents detailed findings on corruption that still prevails in Ukraine, stressing that “the situation [in the country] is more dangerous for Europe than for the Ukrainians.”
Violence started in Ukraine in April, 2014, when Kiev launched a military operation against independence supporters in the country’s southeast, where local residents refused to recognize the new pro-Western government that came to power after the February coup.