The Government of Ukraine devotes considerable attention to the
development of physical culture and sport, to participation of our athletes in
various international events, and today our country pledges readiness to host
various high-level sports competitions. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman issued such a statement during the meeting with representatives of the
European Athletics Association.
He recalled that in April of this year, Kyiv had hosted at the highest
standard level International Ice Hockey World Championship Division 1A; Men
EUBC European Boxing Championships with participation of the top 500 boxers
from 42 countries will be rolled out in Kharkiv in
June; 2017 European Diving Championships will be held in Kyiv.
The Head of Government thanked colleagues for overwhelming support , adding that the activities on hosting of international sport events in Ukraine are a core priority in the
Medium-Term Action Plan, which contains essential priorities of the Government’s
activities up to 2020. The achievements of the priorities will be ensured due
to a new fiscal policy and further financial decentralization, which has
enabled regions to increase revenues, and consequently, to allocate funds for
the development of physical culture and sports.
“We are engaged in the process of developing the mechanism of
cooperation between state and public organizations, hence will allow to ensure
effective planning of budget expenditures, to allocate extrabudgetary
funds, to improve the efficiency of organization and quality of sporting
events," emphasized the Prime Minister. He drew a peculiar attention to
the fact that the expert support regarding fight against dope in the sport will
be of paramount importance for Ukraine. «Moreover, I want to express gratitude
to the European Athletics Association for consulting assistance on issues of
reforming sports sphere of Ukraine», underscored Volodymyr Groysman.