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  • Statement by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at a Government session
    Communications Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 04 August 2023 16:44

    Distinguished colleagues, fellow Ukrainians.

    A full-scale war is a daily challenge that we must overcome to ensure the resilience of our country, to provide for the Security and Defense Forces, and thus to ensure our victory.

    We are not alone on this very difficult path. The pro-Ukrainian coalition has provided assistance, is helping and will continue to do so now and after the war. Our partners send clear signals and demonstrate by their actions that, first, they will be with us as long as we need them. And secondly, - that Ukraine will be part of the EU and NATO.

    On the way to membership in the European Union, we are implementing the necessary reforms, changes and transforming the country. It is what we are doing now.

    We are implementing seven recommendations of the European Commission, which paves the way for specific pre-accession negotiations on membership. We have to do this in the current year.

    We are implementing the IMF's structural guidelines, which provide for many important changes for our economic and financial stability.

    We are preparing the so-called Plan for Ukraine as part of the Ukraine Facility program from the European Union. This is a four-year program worth EUR 50 billion to support our country.

    Four years. This actually demonstrates the approach I mentioned earlier. Our partners are already making active plans for long-term support for Ukraine.

    The IMF program is also designed for four years. We have USD 15.6 billion to help us finance the budget deficit. And guarantees of support from IMF donor countries for another USD 115 billion.

    As for this year, we have already attracted USD 28 billion of financial support from our partners. More than USD 11 billion from the EU. More than USD 8 billion from the United States.

    We are grateful to all our allies for their help.

    Every dollar provided to Ukraine is an investment in our resilience, in our victory, in security and peace in Europe.

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    Today, Ukraine spends absolutely all of its domestic resources on the war. 100% of taxes paid by businesses and citizens go to meet the needs of the Security and Defense Forces. In the budget, we have already provided UAH 1 trillion 800 billion for these needs. The amount may not be finalized yet.

    These funds - almost UAH 2 trillion - are our budget expenditures for the war. But in addition, there is also military assistance from allies and donations from philanthropists.

    We are grateful to everyone who helps our Security and Defense Forces, who supports them, pays taxes, and works for our victory.

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    While all domestic resources are used for military purposes, other budget items are financed by our international partners and donors.

    Today the Government shall approve a resolution that will allow UAH 95 million to be transferred from the account of the Ministry for the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories to the NBU for the needs of citizens evacuating from the combat areas and to support those in the de-occupied territories. The amount of assistance to people in these liberated settlements will remain unchanged and will amount to UAH 3,000 for people with disabilities and children; UAH 2,000 for other people.

    Moreover, on our agenda is a decision to pay compensation to people in Kherson and Mykolaiv regions who had lost their crops due to the russian terrorist attack on the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant dam. As a result of the dam explosion, many areas were flooded and people lost their gardens and crops. We will help them. We envisage payments of UAH 3,300 for the lost vegetable harvest on each hundred square meters of private garden land. The maximum amount of assistance, according to the Prime Minister, will be up to UAH 100,000. For this purpose, the Government has allocated UAH 271 million to Kherson and Mykolaiv regions.

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    We continue preparations for the fall and winter period. We must be prepared for any possible scenario.

    In particular, on the commission of the Government, inspections of the winter readiness of the Invincibility Centers should have already begun. Local authorities and other responsible agencies must now ensure that the centers are prepared and provided with everything they need. This is the safety and confidence of people.

    Another issue is security in schools due to the start of the school year. There must be high-quality, comfortable and reliable shelters. The Government has allocated money for this. We have also developed standard designs for kindergartens and schools that take into account modern safety, barrier-free and energy efficiency requirements. Local governments can use these projects free of charge and save money and time on the preparation of documentation

    In June this year, we dismissed certain local leaders and and some of them were reprimanded due to the generally inadequate condition of the shelters. The Government has instructed to inspect the shelters again regarding is the situation was corrected. Where nothing has changed with the condition of the shelters, there will be personnel decisions again.

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    Thank you forattention! Glory to Ukraine! 

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