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The Prime Minister: Ukraine has cut the dependence on Russian gas, economics and policy
21.02.2016 | 18:40
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CMU

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, 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.

The Prime 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 wanted? Frankly speaking, we havent 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.

But 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.

Besides, over 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.

According to 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.

Honesty, 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 accentuated.

Apart from that, Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized that the Ukrainian Army didnt exist, it had been deliberately destroyed. Yet 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.

 

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