The responsibility and specific actions are needed today for Ukraine in order to support growth and enhance consolidation. This statement was made by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a speech at the 15th annual meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES).
"What is the future about? The future is today plus our vision what we would like to see in the future. However, the future is clearly linked with the responsibility. This is what a modern Ukraine is missing. The responsibility. Not just high quality speeches, but very specific real cases", the Prime Minister said,
The Head of Government recalled that a year ago - during the 14th meeting - he announced the implementation of five key reforms - in education, medicine, and pension systems. And they are all being under way at different stages of implementation.
"During this year we managed to ensure stability and start implementing reforms. Today, it is important to say that we are complying with our obligations. But let’s talk about the future. Has it become easier? No. We are facing challenges, it’s security and our internal challenges. We are entering the process of new elections. We have a new choice, where we should go and what is our goal. Of course, our goal is the modern European family. But we need to make steps to meet this goal", Volodymyr Groysman added.
"The fundamentals of our security are strong Ukrainian armed forces, strong national economy which has a very serious potential, for sure we have to consolidate the democracy in our country and to develop the democratic institutions. And future elections would be the best test for the democracy, the right of the choice and the rule of law", the Prime Minister assured.
According to him, the economy is already demonstrating positive dynamics. The growth for the second quarter is 3.6%. And then - serious work on improving the business climate, attracting investment, including through privatization, reduction of inflation and continuation of structural reforms.
"The reforms require leadership. I think it would be great, if Ukrainian politicians have the ability to unite around realistic tasks to be implemented by our country. It is not about political ratings, it is a matter of the future of our country. It is time to make responsible decisions", Volodymyr Groysman underscored.