First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Lyubchenko expressed his position on investment policy and the need for change.
"Today, the Government is working to leverage investment to the country. And in order for the country to receive investments, our priority objective is to build a conscious relationship between business and the state, so that transparent rules are the same for everyone to follow," said Oleksiy Lyubchenko.
The top official noted that the country's current business practices don’t facilitate attracting investment and need thorough reform: "Investor will not come to a country with oligarchic clans, non-transparent rules, lack of state guarantees, an integrated corruption system."
According to the First Deputy Prime Minister, the state investment policy is already being resisted by oligarchic clans, but the "point of no return" has already been passed, and there is no way back.
"Despite the difficult situation caused by the pandemic and the difficult geopolitical situation, the economy is recovering, GDP is growing, the country's budget is filling up, and small and medium-sized businesses are developing. The Government is working and will prolong its work to improve business conditions and simplify the rules, but it takes time as well as mutual understanding between society and the state. And we will definitely find this consensus," Oleksiy Lyubchenko assured.