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  • Remarks by Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal at the Government meeting
    Communications Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 27 February 2024 13:45

    Distinguished colleagues, fellow Ukrainians!

    We begin a regular Government session.

    Ukraine has passed two milestones - ten years since the beginning of russia's hybrid aggression and two years since the full-scale russian invasion.

    We have withstood them. We have become stronger.

    Ukraine unites everyone who believes in freedom, democracy and a just peace.

    We feel the unwavering support of our international partners.

    Ukraine has already signed security agreements with five G7 countries as well as Denmark.

    This list will be constantly expanded.

    Such agreements guarantee us long-term predictable solidarity in the security and defence sector.

    Recently, new military support packages have been announced by Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada, and other partner countries.

    In terms of macro-financial support, the results of the Government delegation's visit to Tokyo are significant. This year, we expect to receive financial support from Japan as well.

    Canada has announced the disbursement of more than USD 2.2 billion in macro-financial and defence assistance in 2024.

    Additional support is being provided by the UK.

    New Zealand will provide USD 16 million for weapons, humanitarian aid and reconstruction.

    We appreciate the fact that in the third year of the great war, our friends and partners are constantly by our side in the fight for our freedom.

    We hope that in 2024, together we will manage to raise the necessary funds to cover all budgetary needs.

    In addition to military, financial and humanitarian aid, sanctions pressure on the aggressor state is growing.

    The United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union has introduced new sanctions.

    In particular, the United States has extended them to russian energy companies, enterprises producing microelectronics for the defence industry, the banking and IT sectors, as well as the transportation of russian oil.

    Our British partners have updated the sanctions list by one hundred items. The pressure will increase on those who help russia circumvent restrictions on oil trade. The UK sanctions also affect the diamond sector, copper, zinc, steel and other industries.

    Canada has added 163 targets to the new sanctions lists. These are logistics, military-industrial complex and propagandists.

    We are grateful to the European Union for the 13th package of sanctions.

    The new limitations apply to arms and electronics manufacturers. Stricter export restrictions have been introduced, including for companies based in third countries.

    Australia and New Zealand also contributed to weakening russia.

    In total, 17,000 individual and sectoral sanctions are already in place against russia.

    Thanks to this, the enemy has lost USD 400 billion. This is a powerful blow. But we can and should do even more.

    To impose sanctions against rosatom, disconnect all russian and belarusian banks from the SWIFT system, limit imports of liquefied natural gas, gold, iron ore, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, and palladium from russia to the EU.

    To resolve the issue of russian agricultural exports by banning the import of russian agricultural products to the EU.

    The primary objective of the sanctions policy is to reliably block all russia's circumventive ways to avoid sanctions.

    Less profit for russia means fewer missiles and drones flying into Ukraine, fewer casualties at the front and in the rear, and a just and sustainable peace.


    Also, together with our partners, we are seeking to develop a unified legal framework for the confiscation of russian assets in favour of our country in 2024.

    These are hundreds of billions of euros, not counting the profits generated.

    This is what we need right now to rebuild quickly and to cover critical budget expenditures.


    Meanwhile, we continue to make changes inside Ukraine.

    We continue to build the anti-corruption infrastructure. This is one of our major reforms.

    Today, in accordance with the law, the Government approves the new head of the NACP.

    A transparent competition was held, the winner was Viktor Pavlushchyk, and the competition commission submitted a proposal to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to appoint him.

    For its part, the Government will be a reliable partner, as the quality of the anti-corruption infrastructure directly affects the efficiency of public administration.


    Digitalisation reform is an integral element of improving the quality of public administration.

    We continue to scale up our successful eCherha project for convenient border crossing.

    Today we adopt a resolution extending the electronic queue to drivers of passenger cars.

    Vehicles have already moved across the border more than 800,000 times using this service.

    It is convenient and speeds up the whole process. Plus, it removes the possibility of abuse.


    Another priority for the coming years is a multidimensional new veterans' policy.

    Today we are officially launching a pilot project on dental prosthetics for veterans.

    Combatants, people with disabilities caused by war, and certain categories of military personnel will have access to free dental prosthetics in hospitals, regardless of their form of ownership.

    The State will compensate medical institutions for treatment costs through the NHSU. In total, we plan to spend UAH 750 million on this programme, which has already been envisaged in the state budget.

    The life, health, social adaptation and well-being of defenders has been a priority for the State and will remain such in the future.

    Therefore, we continue to work for victory, for reconstruction, for the future growth of Ukraine.

    Thank you for your attention!

    Glory to Ukraine!

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