Ukraine has fantastic civil society that is maturing a lot now. I think you know that in the most critical period of time after the revolution of dignity, civil society substituted a lot of governmental institutions. They actually were doing the work that government or parliament should do. It could not last forever, so actually we had to step in and do our job.
Civil society has to stay as the watchdog for this activity. They are developing more capacity as think tanks, and some of them are developing more capacity as advocacy organizations. This is fantastic, as of course are all those efforts by international support, in particular by the Canadian government.
I cannot overestimate them. If it wasn't for your support in particular, those civil society organizations would die. Unfortunately, they would not be able to survive, especially under the previous government of Yanukovych.
Unfortunately, the current government also learned bad things from previous experiences. Quite recently, the parliament passed a very shameful law that forced civil society organizations to submit electronic declarations of their members. We were the only party that strongly opposed this. This was the revenge of those politicians who were forced by civil society organizations to be transparent with their incomes. We believe that this practice will not last long. It's a very bad practice.
I think that our civil society will handle this. To prove this, I can tell you that even though the law was passed only this year, a lot of civil society leaders, especially those who work in anti-corruption areas, had started to submit their electronic declarations even before the law was adopted. I believe this is a very good sign.