At a Government
session on Tuesday, December 9, the Prime Minister of Ukraine presented an action
program of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
said that the program of the previous Government had been brief, but “has been practically
implemented", "Similar policy has been pursued in the process of formation
of a new program of the new Cabinet of Ministers."
The PM explained that
the basis of the Action Program of the Government, was
the coalition agreement, "the basement is what we need to do in the
country. There cannot be simple solutions while fast and simple decisions are
not always proved effective. That is why the new Government with a new
Parliament and President, and in particular together with the Ukrainian people,
should execute our common European program".
line is a European line," the Head of Government stressed.
"Our final goal
is Ukraine's membership in the European Union. But to achieve this goal it is
necessary to go through serious experiences, to carry out radical changes and to
actually modify Ukraine, to make Ukraine a European country. Then we will
receive an invitation from our European partners. It is what our program is
directed to," said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
According to him, the
program envisages clear short-term actions for the upcoming years, called to overcome
the principal challenges Ukraine is facing.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk named
the main challenge which is "a threat to Ukrainian independence and is connected
with the Russian military aggression against Ukraine", "Annexation of
Crimea, Russian terrorists in Donbas – all this have threatened the territorial
integrity and sovereignty of the Ukrainian state. We are losing the most
precious thing we have in our country - our people. Losses among civilians and
Ukrainian soldiers who protect the state are impossible to return, but we must
help people and help Ukraine to survive this hard period and to stop the
Russian military aggression".
A question of Ukraine's independence, he explained, is directly related to energy dependence,
"A lot has been done, first
and foremost, natural gas supply sources have been diversified. We have switched from Russia to the
European Union. But much more needs to be done in energy efficiency area".
The PM stressed,
economy is affected by war as well, "It is evident that we
are experiencing the decline in
industrial production, the fall
in the gross domestic
product, depreciation of the national currency, the reserves are being cut. Such is
the price of military aggression. And the banking system, being one of the key elements of an economy of any state, is in dire straits".
external aggression, we have internal aggression - corruption,
irresponsibility, bribery and inefficient public management", said Arseniy
submits for consideration of Ukraine our vision of how to overcome these
challenges and how to change the country", accentuated the Prime Minister