Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk speaks during a cabinet meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko, Pool)
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Ukraine's stuttering fight against high-level corruption gathered pace Friday as a top state energy executive was detained a day after the arrest of a close ally of former premier Arseniy Yatsenyuk.Martynenko was picked up on Thursday and could face up to 12 years in prison for allegedly embezzling $17.28 million (16.12 million euros) from Europe's largest -- and Ukraine's only -- uranium extraction and processing plant.Strengthening Ukraine's anti-corruption bureau was one of the top demands of the International Monetary Fund connected to a $17.5 billion rescue package for Ukraine in 2015 .
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