Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has formed the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, which is expected to begin its work by mid-January.

Refat Chubarov—the Head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people— has been tasked by President Poroshenko to help enforce the new government's drive to stamp out corruption.

Human rights activist Yevhen Zakharov and historian Yaroslav Hrytsak were also appointed to the newly formed Committee of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau.

According to the press service of the President, the Commission will hold a competition for the post of Director of the Bureau.

Eliminating corruption is considered one the most important demands of the Ukrainian electorate and Ukraine's Western allies.