Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman has made a decision to resign and thanked all Ukrainians for the synergy in work during the last three years. The Head of Government announced in a statement for the media outlets.
The PM noted that day, May 20, the newly elected President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the Government should demit its office before the newly elected President. "But I think that you are aware that the Government resigns before the newly elected Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, but not before the newly elected President. However, I have arrived at a decision to resign", said Volodymyr Groysman.
Prime Minister stressed that current Ukraine had become a stable country. "I am not ashamed of what we have managed to do and how relevantly we responded to the challenges that were facing us. For all three years, we have not allowed any crisis, any problems that would pose a threat to the statehood and for Ukraine as a whole. Nowadays the country is in order. We have foreign exchange reserves worth over $20 billion", the Head of Government said. "We have succeeded in adopting a number of important fundamental decisions, in particular, regarding a decentralization reform. We have increased the local budgets fourfold - from UAH 70 billion to almost 270 billion. We have tripled the minimum wage. We have introduced an average salary of more than UAH 10,000. These are good indicators to advance. We have provided financing for the Ukrainian army. We were doing our job to have the country developing and to provide stability."
The Head of Government reminded that last week, in his statement at the Verkhovna Rada, he, having realized all the challenges facing Ukraine, had offered the President, the Parliament to jointly shape a new agenda and make quick decisions that would make Ukraine strong. "The newly elected President has chosen a different path. And he, in his statement, has claimed all the responsibility for the threats of the future, which are on the agenda", said Volodymyr Groysman. "For me, the country is of utmost importance, and stability within is the topmost priority. And today I want to thank Ukrainian citizens for the three years of work, for what we have succeeded to achieve. All our achievements have been made in synergy and we will achieve much more in the future. And in the new Parliament we, together with like-minded people, will form a professional team that will be capable of serving the state and making Ukraine a successful country."