The Government of Ukraine will have on Sunday final negotiations with the
relevant parliamentary committees and MPs to agree on technical aspects and to
ensure prompt adoption on March 2 of the laws necessary for the reforms in the
country and further cooperation with international lenders. Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced at a meeting of the Government of Ukraine
on Saturday, February 28.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that step-by-step the Government is carrying
out the reforms “much needed for the country, which are shaping the basis for
economic stabilization and will create the basis for economic growth in
The Prime Minister informed that the Cabinet’s members had had meetings
with all factions of the parliamentary coalition, to discuss the draft laws
vital for the reforms, "Yesterday there was taking place quite a long
meeting with the last faction, which is the largest by quantity - Petro
Poroshenko Bloc faction”.
He noted that they had managed to speed up by one day the Parliament’s
session to be summoned to consider the aforesaid bills – it had been scheduled
for March 2, "But to accelerate the voting process within the walls of
Parliament, tomorrow we will embark on final negotiations with the relevant committees
and MPs who engage in tax, economic, customs sectors, the Budget Committee, so
that by tomorrow night to coordinate all technical aspects and to vote fast and
efficiently on Monday".
"This vote will be the implementation of previous measures, those
agreed with the International Monetary Fund and with our external
creditors," added the Prime Minister.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that reforms in Ukraine are needed not for the
International Monetary Fund, "It is Ukraine that needs reforms and
changes. The work that has been fulfilled by the Government and members of the
Parliament, is to continue our annual collaboration with our foreign partners,
which provides an opportunity for Ukraine to get at least certain additional
resource to be directed to the development of the economy, maintaining the
economic situation within the country at that level, it is today, and gradual,
step by step reaching the economic stabilization".
The Head of Government stressed that the program with our western
partners should add certain stabilization both in the economy and in the
banking sector of Ukraine, "For us now the key challenge is stability of
the banking system and stabilization of the exchange rate in the country. To
achieve that, we as the Government are doing everything and helping the
National Bank by using all those tools and measures, those in the arsenal of
the Cabinet of Ministers, to reach stabilization of the currency exchange
policy and facilitate the National Bank in performing its constitutional