Measures on combating corruption and corporate raiding have been strengthened in Ukraine, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said at a meeting with former Foreign Minister of the Great Britain Malcolm Rifkind, ForUm learned from the Cabinet's press office.

Azarov informed that the authority of the anticorruption committee had been considerably extended. The committee now works under the National Security and Defense Council headed by Andriy Kluyev.

The PM also informed that the Cabinet decided to appoint vice PM Valery Khoroshkovski as the head of the governmental interdepartmental commission on combating corporate raiding.

"With such measures we have leveled up the combat against corruption and raiding," Azarov underlined.

The PM informed that for the last two years the authorities have managed to bring to account more corrupt officials than for the whole 20 years of independence. "The work will continue," he assured.

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