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Road traffic passes along a city highway past residential and commercial properties in central Kiev. The International Monetary Fund urged Ukraine to end attacks on its anti-graft agencies, joining a growing chorus of criticism of the country’s reform efforts that already includes the U.S. and the European Union. Ukraine’s government and parliament should safeguard the independence of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, or NABU, and the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, the Washington-based lender said Thursday. It called on lawmakers to quickly pass legislation creating an independent anti-graft court, an issue on which President Petro Poroshenko has flip-flopped. “Fighting... Full story

7 December