stressed the current “Government of reforms has become a target for multiple
threats”. He highlighted that the entire Ukrainian society is challenged by
local corruption and inefficiency of post-Soviet state institutions. Hence,
this Cabinet calls upon the Ukrainian community to jointly treat this problem
and protect moral integrity. The Government appeals with this call to
Ukrainian churches, civil activists and public opinion leaders.
According to the Advisor to the Prime Minister, the
Cabinet of Ministers is also a target of the political ignorance and
political reasoning, “This Cabinet calls upon the Parliament to avoid any
chance of populism or misbehaviour aimed at benefits that are unacceptable at
Another force counteracting to the Cabinet of Ministers is
Ukrainian tycoons. The Government has been the very first Ukrainian government
to increase payments for extracting natural resources, “The negative feedback
was received immediately. The Cabinet calls upon our society not to be trapped
or manipulated by this wave of unfair judgments”.
The Yatsenyuk’s Cabinet is
targeted by Russian President Vladimir Putin who plans destabilizing of the
situation in Ukraine, “No illusions. Russia continues the offensive”.
He highlighted that the Russian withdrawal is performed
either partially or in a way to strengthen their assault capabilities, “Russia
blocks delivery of Ukrainian and international humanitarian aid. Russia
refuses to extend proper verification of the area, including the checkpoints
along the border that is currently out of Ukraine’s control. Russia refuses
to release illegally detained Ukrainian political prisoners - Nadia Savchenko and Oleg Sentsov”.
“Russia remains its strategy unchanged. Putin does not
seek territorial gains. He targets Ukraine’s future and aims at controlling
Europe. There is no other option but to raise the costs for Putin’s
aggression,” stressed Danylo Lubkivsky.
Notably, it means to strengthen Ukraine’s defensive
potential, to scale up the sanctions against Russia, targeting its financial
sector, to preserve unity within the EU and between the US and the EU, to ensure
economic stability in Ukraine.
He emphasized by defending itself against Russian
aggression, Ukraine is also protecting the European Union, “The collapse of
Ukraine would open the door to Russian influence and even domination in
“Europe’s political leaders must change their perspective.
If Ukraine fails to defend itself, they will have to spend much larger sums
on their own defense,” Danylo Lubkivsky
He stressed the need to introduce a medium-term assistance
program for Ukraine that is large enough to ensure stability in Ukraine and
to encourage private capital to Ukraine.
reaffirmed Ukraine’s Government will continue further radical changes, “Western
unity and Ukraine’s resilience would turn the tables on Putin. Such a
perspective looks difficult but it is attainable by close cooperation between
Ukraine and the international community”.