The requirement for civil servants to declare assets was first introduced in Ukraine in 1993, through Article 13 of the Law of Ukraine on Civil Service. However, there are no mechanisms in place for its application, through either this law or any other legislative
acts. The requirement was further elaborated in the special Enactment of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Law on Combating Corruption in 1995,1 and only in 1997 were practical aspects of the declaration process addressed. That year the Ministry of Finance endorsed a template
asset declaration, which marked the actual launch of the declaration practice for assets in Ukraine. That same system, designed in mid‐90s, is ‐ with minor changes ‐ still in place.