Today, it was signed an order to convene an extraordinary plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on July 31, at which should be approved the necessary laws for the country, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk told the ICTV television program on Monday, July 28.
Prime Minister has reminded that these are the draft amendments to the State Budget of Ukraine, which provides
for the allocation of UAH 9.1 billion for the Armed Forces and the National Guard, UAH 3 billion for the restoration
of the regions affected by the actions of terrorists, UAH 1 billion for the social and economic development of other regions.
Yatsenyuk has underlined that the Government does not reduce social standards, but is moving on the path of raising taxes, especially on super-profitable business, "It can’t be
so that certain energy sectors bring 1500%
profit. We will raise royalties on oil and gas. "
the same time, the Cabinet of Ministers
proposes to encourage investment
in the energy market: "Anyone who has drilled a new well does not pay rent to the State budget within the year, and the funds that he/she saves are spent
on a new well in order to increase the volume and reduce Ukrainian dependence on Russian gas."
according to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the Government proposes
to reduce the costs of all
controlling bodies and inspections and by 70%.That would save UAH 600 million.
Prime Minister also said that the Cabinet of Ministers proposes to introduce special accounts from the value
added tax in order to "once and for all solve
the problem as to VAT, and VAT
according to him, on July 31, the Parliament should vote for the bill on
reforming the system of management of Ukraine's single gas transportation
system, "which is a matter not just of national security, but the survival
of the country".
Prime Minister said that after the failure of these bills in the Parliament last Thursday "we’ve not got USD
1.5 billion that have already
had to be allocated to Ukraine. This means USD
500 million from the World Bank and USD 1 billion from the International Monetary Fund: "The lack of voting for these bills will
cause a default of the country."
"I urge MPs to come to the Parliament on Thursday, to vote for these laws and take a
responsibility to the Ukrainian people, together with
the President and the Government. This is their sacred duty, and they
must perform it. That's for what they have been elected, "stressed Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
the same time, the
Prime Minister stated
that in the case of
failure of these
bills by the Parliament, he would do everything "to fund the
army, soldiers, to fill up tanks
and to ensure that our soldiers have an opportunity to continue defending the country": "Even without a bill. There is no other option. I will put my signature under such a resolution."