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  • Denys Shmyhal: We submit our program not for the sake of immunity, but to jointly ensure the advancement of the country
    Communications Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 04 June 2020 10:51

    The Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal called on the Verkhovna Rada to direct the basic program of the Government's activities for revision so that the MPs could consider the updated program, which was developed jointly with the parliamentarians.

    In a statement at the Verkhovna Rada, the Prime Minister reminded the MPs that the first program had been submitted to the Parliament as a basic document that determined the areas of activity, and with the understanding that the Cabinet of Ministers would finalize it.

    "We have already implemented some of the steps outlined in the program's short-term plans: increasing pension benefits, unemployment benefits, family support programs, business lending programs, providing hospitals and much more. A separate important point was the epidemiological service of the country, which was restored from scratch. The pandemic has not really disappeared, so all the systematic steps taken will be prolonged," said the Prime Minister.

    At present, according to him, the Government has an amended and revised document, in the drafting of which the majority of MPs and all committees of the Verkhovna Rada took part. "The updated document now contains clear calculations, proposals for changes in the legal framework and those responsible for the implementation of each point," stressed Denys Shmyhal.

    "Our Government is not going to get hold of its posts. We are not going to submit our action program in order to obtain immunity. I believe that we all need such a program so that we can formalize and, most importantly, synchronize our joint activities for change in Ukraine," the Prime Minister said.

    Moreover, Denys Shmyhal noted that the most essential is the content and quality of the document and the fact that the program meets the current challenges. "It is vital to ensure it being written professionally, and most importantly to be fulfilled, but not remaining a dream on paper, as has often been the case before. That is why today I will ask the MPs to direct the Action Program of the Government, which has now been put to the vote, for revision. After such a step, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine will be able to submit an already updated action program, which we have worked out together with the MPs. And after that, our Government will expect the support of the Parliament on the new document," the Prime Minister concluded.

    Denys Shmyhal: We submit our program not for the sake of immunity, but to jointly ensure the advancement of the country