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I have zero tolerance for lack of responsibility and negligence demonstrated by regional authorities, says Volodymyr Groysman about overcoming consequences of abundant snowfall
20.12.2017 | 11:43

Mitigating of aftereffects of abundant snowfall on December 18-19 in western and central regions of Ukraine requires coordination of actions and huge accountability on the part of both central government officials and local leaders, stated Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the Government sitting.

"When weather deterioration occurs, we always experience certain problems. It's clear, but what's important? How adequate is the response by those who bears responsibility for instilling order: whether they just observe the situation or they promptly mobilize their efforts and settle the problems on the ground," stressed Volodymyr Groysman during the Government sitting, "I emphasize that I will be demanding, in particular to local authorities. I have zero tolerance for lack of responsibility."

The Head of Government emphasized that all the necessary resources to overcome the consequences of adverse weather are available. Moreover, today to Bila Tserkva, where there have been observed the most extensive congestions, on commission of the Minister of Interior there were sent senior officials of rescue services who are providing an update about the developments every half-an-hour to personally the Head of the Government and the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

"Everyone is working to clear roads, to remove transport that has blocked the traffic. Every hour, I get updated data about the situation", told Volodymyr Groysman.


Yesterday, December 18, the Prime Minister summoned an emergency teleconference to tackle the problems with snow plowing and the state of electricity grids. He reiterated that responsibility lies within both central authorities and local governments. It’s crucial here active coordination among authorities and services aimed to secure links by roads, as well as to restore energy supplies in settlements as quickly as possible.


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