Ukraine is a reliable partner, we are moving in the right direction of reform, fighting for democracy - for ourselves and for the rest of the democratic world. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in an interview with the German newspaper Die Welt.
"Not only the unity with the European Union but also the fact that Ukraine is becoming a strong democratic and strong economic partner is extremely important. Of course, we need support. But we do not ask for handouts. We say that we are part of the democratic world. We are a large European country", said Volodymyr Groysman.
The PM emphasized that the governance system changes at the various levels in the country, the energy sector, infrastructure, the pension system, healthcare, and education systems undergo reformation process.
"In order to simplify doing business, including by foreign companies, over the past three and a half years, we have carried out larger deregulation of the systems than it was in the last 20 years, namely, over 700 restrictive regulations were canceled", the PM added.
It is clear that "mistakes of the past" appear a significant obstacle on the path of change, and above all - a massive public debt accumulated between 2005 and 2013. This debt must be reimbursed. And, simultaneously, it is crucial to maintaining the dynamics of economic recovery.
"That is why we need the support of the international community in order to maintain our position and continue our reforms agenda. What I personally would like to see is a more active position of our partners on these issues ... We need cheaper and more efficient financial instruments. With these tools, we can be more efficient, grow faster and become a more stable and stronger partner", summed up Volodymyr Groysman.