Minister of the
Cabinet of Ministers Ostap Semerak
believes that in the coming years “in a few short years we will see Ukraine as an
Eastern European economic tiger
that will deserve a full-fledged membership in the European Union and
NATO". He wrote in the American Center for a European Ukraine Bulletin.
In particular, the
author noted that "Ukraine has a unique perspective from the point of view
of the challenges of the new millennium": we are talking about unique
agricultural capabilities of the country, as well as advanced technologies in
the space and nuclear energy spheres.
The Minister also
stressed that Ukraine needs serious help in the process of reforming both at
the level of their implementation and the level of funding, " Provided
that we get the assistance we need from our friends – a Marshall plan for
Ukraine if you will – in a few short years we will see Ukraine as an Eastern
European economic tiger,” Ostap Semerak emphasized. Moreover,
he accentuated that despite the difficult situation in the East and the
annexation of the Crimea, "There is no “Syrian scenario” in the center of
Europe; no civil war in Ukraine and no reasons for it to break out”.