has become a truly independent State, before we were actually under the
external supervision of the Russian Federation. The Ukraine of today is an
independent sovereign country. The Ukraine of today is the State which is now
fighting against Russian military intervention. The Ukraine of today is a
country of free people, people who won the Revolution of Dignity. The Ukraine
of today is a dignified State”,
Arseniy Yatsenyuk told about the fundamental changes that had
taken place in Ukraine over the past 24 months, in 10 minutes
programme on Sunday, February 21.
Minister noted that each Ukrainian family discusses what has changed in two years,
why Maidan events
happened, and whether we have really achieved what we
speaking, we haven’t achieved all that we wanted and that the Ukrainian people
hoped for. And part of this is a fault which I admit”, said Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
many fundamental changes have taken place in Ukraine over the past 24 months.
“Ukraine has become a
truly independent State, before we were actually under the external supervision
of the Russian Federation. The Ukraine of today is an independent sovereign
country. The Ukraine of today is the State which is now fighting against
Russian military intervention. The Ukraine of today is a country of free
people, people who won the Revolution of Dignity. The Ukraine of today is a
dignified State, where we have cut our dependence on Russian gas, economics and
policy”, emphasized the Prime Minister of Ukraine.
the past two years Ukraine has established a new political system. “A lot of new young people
have become members of Parliament, members of the Cabinet of Ministers of
Ukraine and various state authorities”, the Head of Government told.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, something we lack is “political maturity. It takes time. Just as it takes time
for a child to become mature, so it also takes time for politicians and the
political system to mature and it requires the impact of the society as a whole
on each political figure.”
transparency and dignity – these are values necessary for the Ukrainian
political system to mature”, the Prime Minister highlighted.
The Government has
managed to destroy the systems that usurped power, “in which just one person,
his family and his circle had power over all the things. We chose the way of
devolved authority from central government to local government in a process
called decentralization. We devolved powers, we transferred funds and we
devolved direct responsibilities to local authorities to serve the citizens of
a particular city, town and village.”
Arseniy Yatsenyuk reminded: “Our revolution was called the Revolution of Dignity. And
dignity implies respect for every citizen.”
“We remember the Berkut and the Soviet era militia, who mocked the rights
and freedoms of every individual. We set up a new police who are new young
radiant personalities, who are well aware of what it means to serve the
Ukrainian State, who are well aware that their essential duty is to protect
each and every one of you. And this process was launched in Kyiv, and now it is
reaching each of your towns and cities to make you feel that you are under the
protection of the new Ukrainian police”, the Head of Government
that, Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized that the Ukrainian Army didn’t exist, it had been deliberately
today the Ukrainian Army is talked about all over the world, as it is an army
that is fighting against the full might of Russian military intervention. It is
a tribute to every citizen of the country, who supported the army either with
donations, or as a volunteer, or by sending their family member to the front
line to fight for the country”.
“Ukraine, which had in the
eyes of the world media been a part of the former Soviet Union, has today
become an independent and sovereign state for the whole world to see, a
European state, which we are building together”, summed up Arseniy
Yatsenyuk in 10 Minutes programme.