Over 9 months of war, Ukraine managed to retain macroeconomic stability, emphasized Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal during the Kyiv International Economic Forum, where the current challenges and building a new economy were addressed together with experts and businesses.
"We have rebuilt logistics, expanding the capacity of the western border severalfold. We managed to overcome the fuel crisis. Taxes have been reduced for business. Hundreds of permits and licenses have been abolished. The economy is working on military rails and more than 3 thousand enterprises are currently performing mobilization tasks," the Prime Minister stressed.
In addition, according to him, since February 24, business has received UAH 60 billion of soft loans only under the program "5-7-9". Grant programs within the framework of the eRobota project were launched, with more than 2 thousand successful applications for UAH 1.8 billion. The state has facilitated the relocation of more than 700 enterprises.
"We understand that business wants more. More support, less taxes. More financial resources, less state participation in the economy. We are seeking a balance. But at a time when all tax and customs revenues are directed to finance the army and defense, we cannot afford unnecessary risky steps," said Denys Shmyhal.
At the same time, the Prime Minister stressed that the Government would not only continue but also expand targeted support for Ukrainian business in 2023. In particular, we are talking about Diia City, industrial parks, eRobota, 5-7-9 and many other programs.
"The state and business will continue to work as a united front to support the army and ensure our victory," Denys Shmyhal emphasized.