strategic objects should remain in state ownership. While everything which should be working on the economy – we ought to provide the people with an opportunity
to purchase through a public tender, to attract investment, create jobs and we ought to close this "feeder", which was distributed by certain Ministers, those hiding behind the
political forces,” stressed
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Friday, 16 January, during An
Hour of Questions to the Government at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
The PM reminded that the Cabinet of Ministers had submitted
to the Parliament a draft law "On the list of state property objects not
subject to privatization”, "We have preserved exceptionally the list of strategic
objects, which operates for the country and on which the fate of the country
depends. All the rest is to sell and to put on bail through an open and
transparent bidding to work for the country’s purposes, to pay taxes and wages,
instead of working into the pockets of either an official, or the so-called
public manager, who was given an opportunity to steal from the state-owned
However, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said, at the meeting of January
15 people's deputies of Ukraine did not support this bill.
He emphasized that there would be announced the names of
public companies which are subjected to criminal investigations regarding
corruption cases, "These are the Ukrspirt
company, which was subordinated to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, the
Derzhlis and others. I am convinced that the
prosecutors won't just call names, but will send to jail those chairmen of the
companies who were yesterday supporting, not allowing for the Government to
make the correct reformist decision to eradicate corruption in the public
The Prime Minister appealed to the parliamentarians and
stressed the need for the adoption of this law.
Moreover, Arseniy Yatsenyuk reminded that on January 14, the
Government of Ukraine had adopted a decision to hold a public selection process
to chair offices of 62 largest state-owned companies.