Yatsenyuk A.P.: Dear
members of the Cabinet of Ministers! Today the agenda of the Government’s
session contains three issues: the first is the new academic year, the second -
the IMF, the third - NATO.
I have had several conversations with our western partners.
First, the Japanese Government decided to grant
$ 100 million of macro-financial assistance for Ukraine, today we shall get this
sum of 100 million dollars.
Second, the Government of Ukraine have
satisfied all the conditions to obtain another tranche of the IMF. In a few
hours in Washington there will start a meeting of the Board of Governors of the
International Monetary Fund. I hope this decision will be positive, and the IMF
and the entire world will demonstrate support for Ukraine.
Overall, Ukraine can receive from the IMF and the World Bank
the sum of about USD 2 billion.
The Government does everything in power to
stabilize the situation in the economy and helps the National Bank to improve the
situation with the currency exchange rate.
A decision of
the Board of Governors and this significant resource received by Ukraine will
afford Ukraine to live. It is rather hard for us. There is war in the country.
The fact that we don’t get any revenues from Donetsk and Luhansk is nothing, as
compared to those billions of dollars of losses we suffer from war, ignited by
the Russian aggressor and the Russian state.
is critical for us to receive a positive decision by the IMF and we've
done everything for that.
We know that this decision will be difficult
to adopt, as certain countries don’t want to help Ukraine. But we believe in a
Concerning the final issue
on the agenda today. Yesterday the National Security and Defence Council
was summoned by the President of Ukraine. Pursuant to
the decision of the NSDC the Government of Ukraine submits to the Parliament a
draft law “On the abolishment of a non-alignment status of the Ukrainian state”
and “On the resumption of the course of Ukraine towards NATO membership”.
According to the law, the principal and the
sole objective of Ukraine's foreign policy is the acquiring of the European
Union’s membership. The mentioned law prohibits the Ukrainian state to take any
decision concerning membership in any other economic, political or military
alliances, the one which contradicts the principal goal of Ukraine's membership
in the European Union. After this law is adopted,
Ukraine will be banned to be a member in the Customs or Eurasian, and other
various kinds of the so-called unions, which in essence is nothing other than
the Soviet Union on behalf of the Russian Federation.
We call upon the President of Ukraine to determine this bill
as urgent, following the decision of the NSDC, and upon the Ukrainian
Parliament – to consider it urgently.