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Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Ukraine has two aggressors: an external one - Russia, and internal - corruption and irresponsibility. We need unity to win
10.09.2014 | 11:28
Department of Information and Communication of the Secretariat of the CMU

http://www.kmu.gov.ua/img/1x1.gif"We have two aggressors. The first external is the Russian Federation. And the second aggressor is inside: corruption, disorder, irresponsibility, lack of proper organization. Having overcome these two aggressors, we will be able to win," said the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a Government session on Wednesday, 10 September, with participation of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, the heads of regional state administrations and Kyiv city.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized that to gain victory we need unity: "No matter how hard it is – all of us united, despite the different political preferences and even despite the electoral process. We are talking about the fate of the country, and not about the number of seats in Parliament".

Moreover, the Head of Government emphasized that the military system of Ukraine is "nothing but the former Soviet Ministry of Defense: "Without radical changes in the system dozens billions [hryvnyas- ed.] can be sent there and it is all in vain. And for that, we need to get not just weapons, but also experts who are capable to change quality logistics of military organization".

Another issue, which, according to Arseniy Yatseniuk, is vital to be discussed, is the Mannerheim line or the Wall project: "It means fortifications, which should be built quickly and cost cheap".

The third issue, pointed out the Head of Government, concerns the national economy: "The Economy is in a state of war. We can submit dozens of laws to the Parliament, hundreds of normative-legal acts, we have prepared reforms, but no investor will come to the country, if the country is flooded with the Russian troops, tanks, "Grads", machine guns and saboteurs".

"Unless we solve the issue of stopping the war, sending Russian troops to the deployment bases - let them protect Putin - and regaining control over the border, no reform will be carried out in the territory of Ukraine. As the war is the major factor. The country needs peace and we must do everything to achieve it," - said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

The Prime Minister informed that the agenda of today's Government session contains several hot issues, the top priority one is defense of the state. The assembly will hear the report of the Chairman of the State Border Service concerning development of the Ukrainian-Russian border, as well as the Chairman of the State Service of Ukraine for Emergency - on measures of civil protection of citizens of Ukraine.

 

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