Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko held a meeting with Attorney General of Cyprus Costas Clerides in Nicosia (Cyprus) and discussed cooperation between the law enforcement agencies of the two countries.
The press service of Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office reported on Monday that Lutsenko said that the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine and the Law Office of the Republic of Cyprus was a significant ground for the fruitful cooperation of two authorities.
"The meeting participants coordinated the further joint efforts in preventing corruption and money laundering, in particular, during the investigation of crimes committed by former Ukrainian high-ranking officials and their close associates," the press service said.
Combating cross-border organised crime was separately discussed at the meeting.
Lutsenko said that the key to success in this combat is to deprive the offenders of their material basis.
"A hit in 'a financial heart' of organised crime could be a crucial step in the war against it," he said.