find a way to provide the country with a budget. We, as Government of Ukraine,
will insure Ukraine against destroying financial stability of the country,
stopping funding the army, national police, non-payment of pensions and
salaries since irresponsibility of some parliamentary factions and MPs of
Ukraine will lead us precisely to this - non-payment of pensions, non-payment
of wages, a lack of funding for the Ukrainian army, police, schools, hospitals,
actually an economic disaster in the country. I won’t let this happen,"
underlined Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the government meeting on Wednesday, 23
He stressed that
for three weeks Government’s members jointly with MPs have been working on all
necessary budget bills: "The purpose of this work is to arrive at a
compromise. Not for some MPs and not for some factions of Parliament, but a
compromise for the country."
issues, starting from the state support for the agricultural sector of the
country and ending with social benefits and social standards, have been again
coordinated at the level of the leadership and some MPs of Ukraine. But MPs
cannot realize their responsibility to the country so far," stressed Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
that the 2016 state budget and all the bills related to the revenues and
expenditures of the budget should be adopted: "We have compromised on all
the issues. This means that if it is necessary for Ukrainian MPs to celebrate
the New Year in the Verkhovna Rada,
then this means that we will celebrate it there together with the
find the opportunity to make MPs support the country. And we will find a way to
provide the country with the budget. Unless the budget draft is approved, I
promise you Santa Claus right in the Verkhovna Rada on December 31," said Arseniy
Minister has stressed that Ukraine will receive support only "when the
Ukrainian political class, elected in the parliamentary elections, which had
formed a pro-European coalition, demonstrates a strong political will for
changes and reforms in the country": "When our partners see that we
are really working on changes in the country."
the country mean primarily a change in the political responsibility of those
people who were elected to Parliament, whom Parliament delegated here - and now
four political factions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine are represented in the Government of
Ukraine - those people who bear full responsibility for the governance of
Ukraine to the citizens," he said.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk has informed that tomorrow, at Parliament, the
Government and MPs would once again discuss the budget bills: "We have
compromised on all the issues. Now only one thing left - to press the button
and vote for the bills. If this doesn’t happen on Thursday, well then on
Friday. Not on Friday, then on Saturday. We still have time till the New Year
and we are to use it productively for the benefit of the country."