Danylo Lubkivsky about the result of the Government's 100 days in office: Government is determined to embark on further radical changes
17.03.2015 | 15:48
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

At a briefing Tuesday, March 17http://www.kmu.gov.ua/img/1x1.gif, Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Danylo Lubkivsky presented the result of 100 days of the Governments activity.

Danylo Lubkivsky stressed the current Government of reforms has become a target for multiple threats. He highlighted that the entire Ukrainian society is challenged by local corruption and inefficiency of post-Soviet state institutions. Hence, this Cabinet calls upon the Ukrainian community to jointly treat this problem and protect moral integrity. The Government appeals with this call to Ukrainian churches, civil activists and public opinion leaders.

According to the Advisor to the Prime Minister, the Cabinet of Ministers is also a target of the political ignorance and political reasoning, This Cabinet calls upon the Parliament to avoid any chance of populism or misbehaviour aimed at benefits that are unacceptable at war.

Another force counteracting to the Cabinet of Ministers is Ukrainian tycoons. The Government has been the very first Ukrainian government to increase payments for extracting natural resources, The negative feedback was received immediately. The Cabinet calls upon our society not to be trapped or manipulated by this wave of unfair judgments.

The Yatsenyuks Cabinet is targeted by Russian President Vladimir Putin who plans destabilizing of the situation in Ukraine, No illusions. Russia continues the offensive.

He highlighted that the Russian withdrawal is performed either partially or in a way to strengthen their assault capabilities, Russia blocks delivery of Ukrainian and international humanitarian aid. Russia refuses to extend proper verification of the area, including the checkpoints along the border that is currently out of Ukraines control. Russia refuses to release illegally detained Ukrainian political prisoners - Nadia Savchenko and Oleg Sentsov.

Russia remains its strategy unchanged. Putin does not seek territorial gains. He targets Ukraines future and aims at controlling Europe. There is no other option but to raise the costs for Putins aggression, stressed Danylo Lubkivsky.

Notably, it means to strengthen Ukraines defensive potential, to scale up the sanctions against Russia, targeting its financial sector, to preserve unity within the EU and between the US and the EU, to ensure economic stability in Ukraine.

He emphasized by defending itself against Russian aggression, Ukraine is also protecting the European Union, The collapse of Ukraine would open the door to Russian influence and even domination in Europe.

Europes political leaders must change their perspective. If Ukraine fails to defend itself, they will have to spend much larger sums on their own defense, Danylo Lubkivsky urged.

He stressed the need to introduce a medium-term assistance program for Ukraine that is large enough to ensure stability in Ukraine and to encourage private capital to Ukraine.

Danylo Lubkivsky reaffirmed Ukraines Government will continue further radical changes, Western unity and Ukraines resilience would turn the tables on Putin. Such a perspective looks difficult but it is attainable by close cooperation between Ukraine and the international community.