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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivers a speech to parliament in Kiev, Ukraine September 7, 2017. Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS

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KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday said he hoped an anti-corruption chamber would be created next month, expressing doubt that an independent court could be established before 2019.

The IMF wants Ukraine to set up a special court to focus on tackling corruption, which remains entrenched. An alternative proposal by Kiev for an anti-corruption chamber in existing courts has been criticised as insufficiently independent by reform activists.

"I hope we create an anti-corruption chamber next month and then, if an anti-corruption court would be created in 2019, 2010 - welcome!," Poroshenko said at the opening of the annual YES conference.

(Reporting by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Alison Williams)

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