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Arseniy Yatsenyuk to Petro Poroshenko: We have the only way - the way of unity, advancement and responsibility towards our country
09.12.2015 | 09:44
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CMU have the only way - the way of unity, advancement and responsibility to our country, said Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a meeting of the National Council of Reforms on Tuesday, 8 December.

He appealed to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, noting his role as a national arbitrator in the negotiations and mediation regarding a new financial and fiscal policy of the country. And I am convinced that with such approach we are not just capable to find a compromise, but we will introduce new tax reform for a country, we will enact additional incentives to create jobs and to pay taxes for the Ukrainian business. And to ensure 2016 Budget to be well-balanced, as well as to ensure all expenses, both for the national security and defense and social spending. And we will have a chance to balance it to ensure the budget meeting top standards of financial stability of Ukraine", said the Head of Government.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk reminded that among the main messages in the speech of U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden in the Ukrainian Parliament had been unity. "You are the foremost having unrivalled political experience in this country. And I want to assure you, Petro Olexiyovych, that we have the only way, and I am you first supporter and ally, - the way of unity, advancement and the way of responsibility towards our country", accentuated the Prime Minister of Ukraine.

"This is a country where we were born, we live in, and for which we are responsible as political leaders of Ukraine elected by the people", added the Head of Government.

"Demonstrating our shared political will, feeling full responsibility towards the Ukrainian people, we will succeed. We will adopt the Tax Code and the Budget. We will make our country prosperous. And the next visit of the President of the United States of America, or any other leader who are supporting us today will contain the following message: "They have succeeded. The President have succeeded, the Government has succeeded and, first of all, the people of Ukraine", said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

Regarding the tax reform and the budget, he said, the Ministry of Finance developed a draft while the Parliamentary Committee has theirs. He expressed confidence that given the position of the President of Ukraine, "we will have only one project". "The Government is ready to the complete compromise to have an effective tax reform and a well-balanced budget," said the Prime Minister of Ukraine.

He informed that the Government had offered, following a number of consultations with MPs of Ukraine, "to account for basic and key things that are vital to include in the Tax Code, beginning with an issue of transparency in the reimbursement of value added tax and ending with demilitarization and the elimination of the tax police".

"These are major policy decisions. And we appreciate the position of MPs and the Committee and are committed to prolong this dialogue," he added.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk supported the proposal to introduce new tax rates from 1 January and to enact as a whole the new redaction of the Tax Code from 1 April.

He urged to demonstrate by the end of year that we are capable to create overall success.


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