Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk
addressed Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Volodymyr
Demchyshyn at a government meeting on Wednesday, July
8: "The Government of Ukraine demands that you immediately transfer shares
of Centrenergo to the State Property Fund of Ukraine,
as envisaged by the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers."
Minister has urged Volodymyr Demchyshyn
to explain his failure to transfer a stake in Centrenergo
to the State Property Fund of Ukraine. The Minister referred to technical impediments.
"I deem technical
obstacles are created deliberately to not let the company Centrenergo
be privatized", the Prime Minister underlined.
transparent and public privatization of facilities is a reform and the image of
Ukraine. I insist that a transparent, public, competitive privatization, which
involves real investors and not Ukrainian oligarchs conspired with the
Government, the State Property Fund or the authorities – be implemented this
year. This is the image and reputation of the state," he emphasized.
Minister stressed that privatization of Odesa Port
Plant, Centrenergo and other energy companies should
be carried out in the most transparent manner, "under the principle of who
gave the ultimate price": "We must know that behind this company
stands a real foreign investor, but not some Ukrainian oligarch."
attract investors. Without investment there will be no economic growth. Without
economic growth there will be neither salaries nor pensions. Investors makes it
possible to increase gross domestic product, run economic mechanisms, make more
money for the budget and allocate more money, including "social needs,"
the implementation of the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on
privatization of objects, defined by the Government, and on conducting a
competitive and transparent privatization of the property," Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed.
Minister also pointed out that it was adopted the decision of the National
Security and Defense Council to conduct antitrust investigations of the whole electricity